The Great War (WWI) resulted in a wave of nationalism, economic hardship, and political uncertainty that created an atmosphere ripe for the spread of fascist ideology. Following the war, Italy and Germany both experienced powerful movements led by Fascists who promised to restore national glory and rebuild the economy. These leaders were often authoritarian and anti-communist, which allowed them to gain tremendous support among the public. During the 1920s, fascism grew in strength as it tapped into people’s fear and anger over the effects of the war and the harsh conditions of the post-war world. Ultimately, this growth of fascism after WWI set the stage for the Second World War.Disclaimer: This summary might be generated by an AI.