I'm Alright 1932 - 1933
In different ways, in different places, new leaders take centre stage: Hitler in Germany, Roosevelt in the US. Militarism triumphs in Japan, which consolidates its invasion of China's north east. By the time the offices of president and chancellor have been combined into a single Fuhrer, Hitler has achieved absolute power in a one-party state without acting unconstitutionally. By the time he has been in office for 100 days, FDR has launched an unprecedented flurry of legislation - The New Deal.
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