Ow did European dictators acquire and maintain power in WWII? Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin

I need an essay that answeres the question How did European dictators acquire and maintain power in WWII? This should be answered all within a European context as the course is European history.

The Essay should focus on how Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin. Emphasis should be placed on how they took advantage of political and social turmoil, how they preyed on weak governments, and how they used propaganda to achieve their ends. Also feel free to add in some of your own ideas to answer the question.

We are not allowed to use internet sources unless they are legitimate online journals in which case they must be properly cited. Footnotes are to be used for sourcing material used in the essay.

The rest I will leave to your discretion, and feel free to contact me at any time during the process I would much rather have my input during the process rather than ruining your hard work by ammending it after.

Thanks.