Mussolini 's Reign Of Power Essay

1567 Words Mar 18th, 2016 7 Pages
“Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our hearts.” - Benito Mussolini. A dictatorship is the absolute control of a country in governance by one individual, formally known as a dictator. Absolute control of Italy, with the formation of a totalitarian state is a perfect example of dictatorial power. Benito Mussolini was appointed the 27th prime minister of italy in 1923, and by 1925, he named himself dictator, and implemented fascism into the new Italian totalitarian government. This lead to the suppression all other political parties. Mussolini’s reign of power lasted into World War II, where he decided to side with Nazi-backed Germany, in the formation of the Axis Powers. Benito Mussolini ascended power through the suppression of his opposition, especially socialism, including the murder of socialist leaders. His dictatorship grew the fascist movement throughout Italy, and hindered the balance of power within Europe. Allied forces responded with a defeat of the Axis power, which marked the general end of fascism, and Mussolini in Italy.
Dictatorial rule customarily stems from an increase in political power. To become “Il Duce,” Benito Mussolini had to start lower on the political totem pole. Mussolini’s initial introduction to power came in the wake of an appointment as 27th Prime Minister of Italy in 1922, the period directly following World War One ("Italian Fascist Party."). In the subsequent years, Mussolini gained a…

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