Italy and Benito Mussolini

Markeetia Williams,and Zoe Parker _1 period

Mussolini made fascism-extreme nationalism and racism-popular in Italy.

By 1922 his Fascist Party had gained enough strength to force the King of Italy to declare Mussolini the head of the government.

In 1935 Mussolini sent Italian forces to invade the African nation of Ethiopia,which it annexed-took over as it's own territory.

Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie appealed to the League of Nations for help:"God in history will remember your judgement.

Italy withdrew from the League and continued its aggressive policies,attacking and annexing its neighbor Albania in 1939.

Benito Mussolini's full name is Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini.

He was born July 29,1883 Predappio,Forlì,Kingdom of Italy.

He died on April 28,1945 (age 61) at Giulino di Mezzegra,Como Kingdom of Italy.

His resting place was San Cassiano cemetery,Predappio, Forlì,Italian Republic.

His children are Benito,Edda,Vittorio,Bruno,Romano Mussolini.

His years of military service were from 1915 to 1917.

Since 1939,Mussolini had sought to delay a major war in Europe until at least 1942.

Germany invaded Poland on September 1,1939,starting World War 2.

His father Alessandro Mussolini was a black smith and a socialist,while his mother Rosa Mussolini was a devoutly Catholic school teacher.

On June 10, 1940, Mussolini sided with Germany, though he was aware that Italy did not have the military capacity in 1940 to carry out a long war with France and the United Kingdom.

On July 24,1943, soon after the start of the allied invasion of Italy,Mussolini was defeated in the grand vote at the Grand Council of Facism,and the King had arrested him the following day.

In late April 1945,with total defeat looming,Mussolini attempted to escape north,only to be quickly captured and summarily executed near Lake Como by Italian Partisans.

His body was then taken to Milan were it was hung upside down at a service station for public viewing and to provide conformation of his demise.

As a young boy,Mussolini would spend some time helping his father in his smithy.

Mussolini's early political views were heavily influenced by his father.

In 1913 he published Giovanni Hus,il veridico, an historical and political biography about the life and mission of the Czech.

Moro did not hesitate to lay siege to towns,using toture, and holding women and children as hostages to ablige suspects to give them selfs up.

The Battle for Land initiative was abandoned in 1940.

In 1943 he proposed the theory of economic socialization.

A lavish cult of personality centered on Mussolini was promoted by the regime.

Historians are still divided about the reasons for the attack on Ethopia in 1935.

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