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Rick Steves: The Story of Fascism in Europe –
Required watching by all U.S. citizen in 2022!

“Rick visits historical sites with local tour guides to explore the rise and fall of fascism in 20th-century Europe. He traces history after World War I to the rise of leaders who manipulated angry people to build totalitarian societies.”
Credit: IMDb, 2018.

Rick Steves’ – The Story of Fascism in Europe

(debuted on PBS, September 4, 2018)

  • Editor’s note: On this Election Day 2022, this video from 2018 is so poignant and pertinent to what is occurring before our eyes in America today.
  • Every American should see this amazing compilation by the Pacific Northwest’s own Rick Steves!

Click here for the one hour video.

From Rick Steves’ website:

In this one-hour special, Rick travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe — taking millions of people with it. We’ll trace fascism’s history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, the totalitarian societies they built, and the brutal measures they used to enforce their ideology. We’ll see the horrific consequences: genocide and total war. And we’ll be inspired by the stories of those who resisted. Along the way, we’ll visit poignant sights throughout Europe relating to fascism, and talk with Europeans whose families lived through those times. Our goals: to learn from the hard lessons of 20th-century Europe, and to recognize that ideology in the 21st century.

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