Benito Mussolini And The Rise Of Fascism

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Fascism started after the first world war and while it may have been originated in Europe, Benito Mussolini or otherwise known as II Duce or Iron Perfect, formed a party called the “Fascist Party” in 1919. Benito would govern Italy from 1922 to 1943 with absolute power over the citizens of the country. Before we can discuss Mussolini’s, achievements and what brought him to his death we first must understand where it all began.
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was born on July 29, 1883 in Dovia di Predappio, Forli, Italy. Benito grew up in poverty, in a small two-bedroom apartment with his two siblings, his mother Rosa Maltoni and father Alessandro Mussolini. The Mussolini’s were from modest backgrounds “his father was a blacksmith and impassioned socialist who spent much of his time on politics and much of his money on his mistress. His mother Rosa was a devout Catholic schoolteacher who provided the family with some stability and income” (Web Biography.com). Mussolini despised his poverty upbringing and envied and grew
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“When Mussolini spoke in favor of Italy entering the World War I on the side of the allies (United States, Great Britain, Soviet Union and France) the socialist party expelled him” (Web, Gale). Mussolini would turn from his socialist party in 1914 as he watched World War 1 (1914-1918) bury the old Europe, during this time he would found his own newspaper, Popolo d’Italia (The People of Italy) and use it to express his own views pushing his own agenda in the process. This was not well accepted by his fellow Italian working class and they began calling Mussolini “Judas” and “Traitor”, this marked the decline in Mussolini’s career and sealed his defeat to enter the parliamentary office

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