Fascist Leader And Italian Dictator Essay

1564 Words May 28th, 2015 7 Pages
Fascist leader and Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini was born on July 29, 1883 in the small city of Predappio, Italy. He was the son of Alessandro Mussolini, a blacksmith, and Rosa
Maltoni, a schoolteacher. Mussolini behaved badly even at a young age. At the age of ten,
Mussolini stabbed another classmate after being insulted by him. This was only the start of his erratic behavior. Only a few years later, at the age of eighteen, Mussolini became a schoolteacher. He was looked down upon by students as well as other teachers. Shortly after beginning his teaching career, Mussolini began dating a married woman. During an argument, he became very upset with her and proceeded to stab her. He was then asked not to return to his job. With no job or money, Mussolini headed to Switzerland to pursue a career in writing.
Shortly after his arrival he began writing for a Socialist newspaper. Due to his Socialist views, he was arrested, jailed, and kicked out of one town after another. He also spent a short amount of time in the military. Over time, Mussolini created his own form of government called Fascism.
Fascism was led by a dictator who had complete control and also emphasized racism and nationalism. He spoke about his Fascist views in an Italian newspaper called Il Popolo d’Italia.
When he began to earn a lot of support from the people, he knew he had done something right.
He continued to spread his ideas throughout Europe until the beginning of World War II.
Shortly after World…

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