Benito Mussolini: Relationship Between Italy And Germany

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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
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This created the Axis powers, which would eventually include Japan.[4] Mussolini saw this pact as not only a defensive alliance, but also as a protection from Western democracies. Unfortunately, both Italy and Germany were extremely distrustful towards one another. They often refused to share their plans with one another. This caused major problems for the two countries, and an ultimately an unsuccessful alliance.
Galleazo Ciano, the Italian Foreign Minister, saw this coming. He knew the alliance between
Italy and Germany would be unsuccessful. He expressed to Mussolini that he believed the pact with Germany to be very damaging for Italy, but Mussolini was happy to be in an alliance with one of Europe’s most potent powers and unconcerned with the politics of it.[5] It soon became clear that Mussolini should have taken Ciano’s advice.
On September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. Hitler fully expected Mussolini to come to his aid in accordance with the Pact of Steel that was previously signed. Much to
Hitler’s dismay, Mussolini showed no support towards Hitler. Mussolini had realized that his army was much too unsubstantial to aid Hitler’s army. He then left Hitler to fend for

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