The War Proved Costly For The Italians Essay

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12. In the 1930’s, over sixty percent of books held in libraries were taken away because they were considered “harmful” to the Soviet Union. In just one year, 779 579 books in Moscow were either destroyed or lost because of specific contents that were against the idealogies of the Soviet leadership. As a result, the Soviet people had only access to content that was supportive of Stalin which meant the abilties of critisizing the government were not possible.
B. Benito Mussolini/Italy (Class notes, Fascist Italy Outline Notes) 1. The war proved costly for the Italians because it costed 148 billion lire. WW1 created domestic confusion as inflation undermined the middle class security, and there was high unemployment/dissatisfication from veterans. 2. People were realizing that democracy was a weak government and were willing to lose their freedom to have a stronger government. 3. Mussolini used anti-communism, anti-strike, nationalistic rhetoric and terror to help him obtain his goals. He also mainly used violence to gain support as he had squadristi who were bands of armed Fascists aimed on attacking Socialist offices and newspapers. 4.In 1926, all anti Fascist Partied were outlawed by Mussolini. This meant that Mussolini would never have any threats to his rule and government. Furthermore, anyone who had opposed to his rule would get arrested because he had a secret police organization called the OVRA. In addition, Mussolini created numerous Fascist Youth…

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