Dictatorship and Democracy: Key Personalities

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Below is the complete list of Key Personalities for Dictatorship and Democracy in Europe, 1920 - 1945.

Each of these personalities are linked on their own relevant pages (e.g. Stalin is linked on the Russia in the Inter-War Years page).

They are listed in alphabetical order.

Charlie Chaplin
British-born actor. Became very famous in the 1920s and 30s, especially for his "Tramp" character. (Anglo-American Popular Culture in Peace and War

Winston Churchill
British Prime Minister, 1940 - 1945. Led Britain during World War II and was one of the "Big Three" to take part in wartime conferences. (World War II)

Bing Crosby
American singer. Most famous for the song "White Christmas", Crosby had a very successful career as an actor and recording artist from the 1920s until his death. (Anglo-American Popular Culture in Peace and War)

Josef Goebbels
German Nazi official. Goebbels was in charge of Nazi propaganda before and during Hitler's time in power. (Germany in the Inter-War Years)

Adolf Hitler
Fuhrer of Germany, 1933 - 1945. Leader of the Nazi Party, attempted to conquer Europe and establish a totalitarian dictatorship. (Germany in the Inter-War Years, World War II)

J.M. Keynes
British economist. His ideas in the 1920s and 30s were very influential. (Britain in the Inter-War Years)

Vladimir Lenin
Russian revolutionary, and the first leader of the Soviet Union. He died after a series of strokes in 1924, allowing Stalin to rise to power. (Russia in the Inter-War Years)

Benito Mussolini
Italian dictator. Mussolini founded the Fascist Party and led Italy throughout the 1920s and 30s. (Italy in the Inter-War Years)

Leni Riefenstahl
German film-maker. Riefenstahl was employed by Hitler to make propaganda films for the Nazis in the 1930s. (Germany in the Inter-War Years)

Josef Stalin
Russian dictator. Leader of the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953. Joined the Allied side in World War II and took part in the wartime conferences. (Russia in the Inter-War Years)