Benito Mussolini Book Report

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Benito Mussolini


Benito Mussolini was born on July 29, 1883 outside the village of Dovia di Predappio in
the Northeastern Italian province of Forli. He had one sister and one brother. They always
fought and argued over little petty things with each other. His sister name was Edvige and
his brother's name was Armaldo. His mother Rosa Malteni was a well respect and appreciated
schoolteacher. His father Allesandro Mussolini was both a blacksmith and a committee
socialist. He received his name "Benito" from the Mexican Revolutionary Juarez. Benito
grew up as a delinquent, disobedient, and did not have any manners. He was a bully to the
other children around him. He would get into numerous of fights with other children.


Benito Mussolini was brought up in one the poorest regions in Northeastern Italy. When he
was in school, he always kept to himself and very quiet. He wasn't a class clown, never
cried or rarely laughed. He always sat in the back of the classroom and read a book. He
rather do that than play with the other children in his class. He got kicked out his first
boarding school. When he was growing up he was surrounded by many political philosophies.
There was anarchism, socialism, and others. Both Benito and his father Allesandro had very
bad violent tempers.


When Benito grew up, he became a teacher in an elementary school in his nearby town; he
spread the party of doctrine. He was an editor, Fascist leader, laborer, soldier,
politician, and revolutionary. He also became a socialist. He graduated at a teacher
training school in Forli, Italy. Then he moved to Switzerland to find a better place to
work. When he was in Switzerland, he got in trouble with the law for fighting and
vagrancy. So he decided to move back to Italy but in Trent. When he returned he worked for
a Social Newspaper Company and wrote several literacy works. The newspaper was called "La
Lotta di Classe (The Class Struggle). The towns' people loved his newspaper. He made the
editor of "Avanti" (forward); it was published in Milan.


When Benito wrote some ignorant and cruel suggestions and ideas in the newspaper. So the
he was fired. He then decided to created his own newspaper. He called it, "Li Popolo d'
Italia" (The People of Italy). He hoped the war between Italy and Turkey might lead to
collapse of society that might bring him to power. He wrote violent news articles trying
to get an Italian war. When Benito was promoted to the officer of the police force (the
commander). He was told to calm down on what he was writing in the newspaper articles.


When World War I broke out, Mussolini was against the war. Two months after the war began;
he was in favor of Italy entering the conflict and was expelled from the Socialist Party.
In 1915, Italy entered the war. Mussolini was drafted into the army. In World War I, he
fought in the trenches on the Italian-Austria front. Soon right after his draft, he was
injured and discharged when a grenade launcher over-heated and blew up.


During the chaos that was going down in Italy after the war, Mussolini influenced many
more Italians and his power grew stronger and wiser. He was a reformer and than came a
believer in power. Benito wanted to have power over all Italy. He wanted Italy to enter a
war, immediately against Germany, but they never did.


In 1919, the fascist attacked a socialist rally in Milan. Mussolini and over a hundred of
his own men were thrown in prison for possession of illegal arms. All the men and
including Mussolini were released the next day. Soon afterwards the police didn't even
bother to interfere with fascist violence. Mussolini entered parliament in 1921 as a right
wing member. Mussolini told some of his members of the Fascists to terrorize some of his
colleagues. The government seldom interfered. In return for the support of a group of
industrialists and agrarians, Mussolini gave his approval to strikebreaking, and he
disowned revolutionary agitation.


His Fascists marched on Rome, and King Victor Emmanuel III called on Mussolini to form a
perfect government. Mussolini took over his realm and he created dictatorship. He took
control over everything. After the law codes were written and signed, everyone and
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