History Essay Assignment on World war 2

Are there historical conditions that produce dictatorships?
Based on the sources for this unit, especially the primary sources, can we draw any general conclusions about the histories that led to the tyrannical regimes of the 20th century?
Using Mussolini’s article explaining fascism, how would you explain the popularity of these ideas in Europe in the inter-war period?
To what extent was the experience in Europe different from what occurred in the United States during this period? To what extent were they similar? How can you explain the differences?
Are there circumstances that produce this kind of state, and other circumstances that prevent it? Be as historically specific as possible in your response.
Do you think conditions exist today that could lead to the kinds of dictatorship that arose after World War I?