This one page reading goes over the rise of 3 dictators during the interwar years in Europe. It discusses Lenin and the Bolshevik's take over of the Russian government which then led to Stalin's rise to power when Lenin dies of a stroke. The reading summarizes the Five Year Plans, Collectivization, and the Great Purge. Next the reading discusses how Mussolini rose to power in Italy and how he took away personal liberties to create his dictatorship. Finally, the reading summarizes Hitler's rise to power and ends with the Enabling Act of 1933.
There are three questions at the end with an answer key on the next page.
Quick reads are great as bell ringers, reviews, or a quick activity to compliment a lesson plan. Also great if you do not have a textbook!
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