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This essay intends to show the political situation of Germany during the period of Bauhaus's existence. First, we would like to contextualize the political-ideological situation that outlined society in Germany and the world. In this way, we describe the essential characteristics of the Bauhaus projects and the meaning of the environment of that time in Germany and, in other words, in other countries. Beyond the socio-political aspects during Bauhaus's existence, we address the international repercussion of its representations, analyzing the architecture of Walter Gropius, Oscar Niemeyer, and Le Corbusier. These three architects are references to what we can understand – the Bauhaus legacy. Even if each of them has a style and different works, we consider in our essay the similarities that justify a relationship between the three. So, for the three to have their distinct and innovative achievements, one thing is sure – in the differences and similarities, we can identify the initial influence of the Bauhaus. In general, the direct relationship with the technical details of the architectural project is not addressed, but rather the aesthetic and cultural ones.