This pdf contains readings on the four European dictators who came to power before World War II. There are individual readings on Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler, and Hirohito, which discusses where they were dictators, how they came to power, and what they did once they became dictator of their country. Also included is a graphic organizer for students to fill about each dictator. This allows them to compare and contrast each of the four leaders. I usually give this as a group assignment. I put my students into groups of four and give each student a reading on 1 of the 4 dictators. They then have to fill in the organizer together, which is great because it makes each student responsible for completing their piece.