Benito Mussolini was a Feared Power in 20th Century Europe

1966 WordsJan 28, 20188 Pages
Being one of the most feared powers in Europe during the twentieth century, Benito Mussolini was the leader and the founder of the Italian Fascist party. He had the most courageous and outgoing ideas and ways to reform Italy into its old roots. Benito had inspiring ideas as, to rebuild the “Roman Empire”, make Italy into a European superpower, and be a severe threat to the entire world. Benito was the editor-in-chief of “Avanti!” a socialist newspaper, and was able to spread the word of himself as well as the idea of Fascism. His ideas and tactics eventually led to him being dictator of Italy for 21 years. Benito Mussolini was born on July 29th, 1883 to Rosa and Alessandro Mussolini. Benito was the eldest of his parent’s three children. Growing up Benito Mussolini was a trouble maker. Mussolini was expelled from school on multiple occasions for bullying. His parents sent him to a boarding school ran by Salesian Monks, there Mussolini earned good grades and continued to stay out of trouble. His rise into the military started when he became involved with an Italian Socialist movement in Switzerland. After being expelled Benito was arrested and deported back to Italy where he then joined the Italian Army. By the end of World War I followers of Mussolini’s ideas have spread all throughout Italy. Mussolini’s Fascist ideas lead to him wanting to be dictator and he knew that he could be that man. He formed a party, and his own personal “Army” of “Black Shirts” who would wear
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