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THE GREAT DICTATORS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectHistory
Number & Suffix: 108
Full UC Title: THE GREAT DICTATORS 
Transcript Title: GREAT DICTATORS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin are beyond doubt the most famous dictators of Europe’s violent twentieth century. These three men were able to seize power and maintain it for years, sometimes even decades. They shrewdly invented modern propaganda techniques to generate widespread support, orchestrated the violent repression of domestic opposition, and were responsible for violence and persecution on a massive scale in areas conquered by military force and/or at the fringes of their empires. This course compares these three dictatorships. First, it delves into the question of what comparative historical research actually entails, how it can be applied and what insights it might provide. Then, the three dictatorships are compared on four key aspects: the rise of the leaders; the consolidation of their power; the leaders’ relationship with ordinary citizens; and the radicalization and brutalization of their regimes. Finally, during tutorials, the course studies primary and secondary literature sources. As part of the individual research that forms the conclusion of the course, the students apply the skills they have learned in their own comparative study. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: THE GREAT DICTATORS 
Partner University Department: History and Art History 
Partner University Course Number: GE3V17008