Essay Benito Mussolini And The Italian Army

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Will Webster
World History
Mrs. Lodholz
9/28/16

Benito Mussolini and the Italian army killed over 300,000 people across the span of World War 2.(add footnote) The Italian army was an unstoppable force that quickly expanded across the world. Mussolini was the leader of the Kingdom of Italy, and his dictatorship was one of the main events that led to one of the worst wars in world history. Mussolini was taught at a young age how to resist authority, and he was kicked out of three different schools for bullying.(footnote) Mussolini eventually gained power, and became a tyrant that created fascism, as he was taught to do by his father. He led Italy into three wars where he failed to win any of them, and even though he vastly expanded the Italian Empire, he once again led to the fall of the great Italian Empire.
Benito Mussolini was born into a family of five, where he was the eldest of three children. His father was a blacksmith, a Catholic, and was very interested in politics. (http://www.biography.com/people/benito-mussolini-9419443#early-life foot note) Mussolini grew up with a socialist father who would teach him to deny anyone of authority and how to do it. Mussolini was kicked out of three different schools for bullying other students, but still managed to receive his teaching degree, and became a schoolmaster(ibid). As a young man, Mussolini moved to Switzerland, and began to spread socialism,…

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