Fascism In Mussolini And Hitler

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When discussing fascisWhen discussing fascist regimes, it is useful to keep in mind that rarely does a fascist government come to power in an industrialised and prosperous nation. Let’s look at Italy and Germany as examples of fascist regimes. Both nations were plagued with political strife, unemployment, and damage to their infrastructure after the First World War. Nations that are down for the count, where democracy or even a monarchy has failed, this is where fascism thrives. Fascism in Italy was first on the scene; it began the trend and even inspired Adolph Hitler’s fascist movement. Italian fascism can be considered the father of modern fascism, focused on bringing prestige and wealth to Italy whereas the much more successful Nazi party …show more content…
The people of Italy and Germany felt that the resolutions were made to exploit them and keep them down while the Allies were expanding their empires and divvying up land formerly owned by the Axis powers. Both Mussolini and Hitler based their foreign policies around the idea of expanding their new empires and militarising their nations in an attempt to make their empires seem more powerful and prestigious in the eyes of the world. As you can see, both Hitler and Mussolini contradicted themselves by, they first berated the allies by saying that their only goals during the peace talks were to expand their gather more land for themselves and expand their empires, then they turned around and began to preach about Italian and German empires and how they deserved a place in the sun. “Fascist foreign policy was sometimes governed quite excessively by ideological …show more content…
Mussolini had considerable trouble while attempting to remove the Christian ideals that influenced the Italian people so greatly. Mussolini himself was a confirmed atheist, “exemplified by his anti-Catholic pamphlets ‘life of Hus’ and ‘The Cardinals Mistress.’ He also stated on many occasions that Catholicism not only was untenable from an intellectual point of view but also was immoral.” Mussolini eventually succumbed to the political pressures that had been placed on him by his anti-Catholic views, he moved towards accommodation of the church when he finally recognized its enormous influence in Italian life. He later recognized the Vatican’s extraterritorial

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