See also these Totalitarianism links.
I. Rise of Communism in Russia
II. Rise of Fascism in Italy
III. Rise of Nazis in Germany
IV. Rise of Military dictatorship in Japan
V. Expansion of totalitarians just prior to and during first days of WW II.
VI. How democracies stopped fascism, national socialism, and the Japanese military.
VII. How WW II made the Communists stronger than ever.
VIII. The Holocaust/Night