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Benito Mussolini

Benito Andrea Mussolini on of Alessandro and Rosa Mussolini; eldest of three was born July 29, 1883 in Dovia di Predappio, Forlì, Italy. Following his father’s footsteps he was an ardent socialist as a young man but was soon thrown out from the party because of his support of World War I. he went on to create the Fascist Party in 1919 eventually making himself dictator over Italy. Over using his forces during World War II he was killed by his own people on April 28, 1945 in Mezzegra, Italy.
Benito as a young boy was extremely intelligent but was extremely boisterous and disobedient when it came to respecting authority. He faced many problems in school from bullying to defying school authorities. Despite his problem in school, he eventually received a teaching certificate and worked as a school master. Mussolini Moved to Switzerland in 1902 to promote socialism and gained a great reputation for his magnetism and rhetorical talent. Swiss authorities expelled him from the country after participating in political demonstrations. He continued promoting the socialist agenda once returning to Italy and was arrested for a short period of time. Upon release from prison he became the editor Avanti (meaning "Forward") which gave him a larger platform of influence.
He condemned Italy for being apart World War I but later saw how the war opened a door for his country to become a great power. Of course, he lost fellow socialist, and was expelled from the organization. 1915 he joined the Italian army reaching the rank of corporal and was honorably discharged after being wounded on the front line.
After the War, Mussolini formed the Fascist Part in March of 1919 —the movement proclaimed opposition to social class discrimination and supported nationalist sentiments, hoping to raise Italy to levels of its great Roman past. Using his power in the military he formed a para-military unit known as the "Black Shirts," who terrorized political opponents and helped increase Fascist influence. During Italy’s political chaos in 1922, Mussolini declared that only he could restore order and he was given authority. As time went on, he dismantled all democratic institutions. By the year 1925he declared himself dictator calling himself the “Il Duce” (“the Leader”). During his dictation he reduced unemployment by carrying out an extensive public works program which made him popular with the people.
After Joining forces with Adolf Hitler, thing begin to fall apart for Mussolini, the Italian army was becoming extremely weak. Mussolini and his mistress, Claretta Petacci, attempted to escape to Switzerland but were captured on April 27, 1945 be Italian underground and executed the next day and their bodies hung in a Milan plaza, the Italians greeted his execution without regret. Mussolini had promised his people Roman glory, but his megalomania had overcome his common sense, bringing them only war and misery.

Works Cited

"Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2014. Web. 12 Sep. 2014.
Handelman, Howard. "Ideologies: Images of Political Life." Politics in a Changing World. By Marcus E. Ethridge. 7th ed. N.p.: Cengage Learning, n.d. N. pag. Print.

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