Book Description: There has been no more powerful and disturbing dystopia in the second half of the twentieth century than that of a Nazi victory in the Second World War and Europe in the grip of the Gestapo and the odious apparatus of Nazi rule. Yet in the months between the fall of France and the Battle of Stalingrad the `re-ordering' of the continent by the Nazis seemed a distinct possibility, not only to the Germans and the peoples of occupied Europe, but to the British government and the Allies as well. In reality, Hitler's `New Order' was both murderously brutal and mercifully brief, but the outcome was by no means clear at the time, as plans were formulated by individuals and institutions in the Reich, its satellites and the occupied territories for a more fundamental and permanent racial, political and economic re-ordering of Europe. The Nazi New Order and Fascist Europe locates the triumph of Nazism within the broader history of an emergent fascist Europe, the triumph of whose authoritarian institutions over European liberalism seemed nearly complete, only to be thwarted by the ultimately self-destructive excesses of Nazi Germany. The account begins with the origins and development of fascism and continues with the establishment of a greater Germany at the centre of the proposed new Europe, before examining the brutal and chaotic reality of occupied Europe and the resistance it provoked.