Who was the French leader during the 1930s?
What Southeast Asian leader was an instrumental force during the French Indonesia War during the 1950s?
Dictators were able to rise to power easily during the 1930s because of the recent World War and a world-wide depression. Many people were seeking economic stability, a surplus of food, a strong leader to help them, and some national pride. This is just what dictators like Hitler, Stalin, and Tojo offered.