Analysis of Mussolini's Power Essay
Mussolini was unquestionably an extremely powerful dictator, and it would of appeared to the Italians of his era that he was a powerful dictator, especially with so much propaganda all centred around him due to his cult of personality. However in reality there still remained restraints on Mussolini from the old traditional institutions and there were other factors also within Italy that limited his power.
The first obvious restraint on Mussolini's power was King Victor Emmanuel, as he was the highest ranking person in Italy not Mussolini as throughout Mussolini's reign as a dictator Italy remained officially a constitutional monarchy, and was far more liberal than …show more content…
However the main reason that there was no threat for Mussolini of the King attempting to dismiss him was the King's loyalty to him. This loyalty came from pressure from the elite to support Mussolini but also because Mussolini looked like the best political option for the king with no better alternative. King victor Emmanuel disliked the Republicanism and therefore would not replace him with a Republican and also he feared a uprising from the people, and felt this was a lot