Benito Mussiolini Essay

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Benito Mussiolini

Benito Mussolini, the Fascist dictator of Italy from 1922 to 1943. He centralized all
power in himself as the leader of the Fascist party and attempted to create an Italian
empire, ultimately in alliance with Germany. The defeat of Italian arms in World War 2
brought an end to his imperial dream and led to his downfall.

Benito had a miserable young life who then made his future adult life positive. He had
hoped that WWI would lead to a collapse of society that would bring him to power. He knew
that he needed to gain the Italians support and he introduced fascism. To the Italians it
was a symbol of order and strength. It was a great number of people together, which was
stronger then what it was in the previous years. He was also, to the Italians, the leader
who would get them out of the Depression. Mussolini knew how to make the voting class
forget about the strength they had. He also threatened to make Italy ungovernable through
violence unless he was promoted the Prime Minister. Mussolini made Italy a strong fascist
state that stood behind him.

He knew how to use propaganda, he knew how to use the media to promote fascism and
himself. Like Hitler, he used propaganda to gradually build himself up as a legend who was
always right and could solve all of Italy's problems. He took control of everything from
who wrote in newspapers to what children learned in school. Mussolini made Italy dependent
on him, like Hitler did with Germany. Anyone who didn't feel this way about him was
killed. He had strong aggressive nationalism and made it a must have to be a good fascist.
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