Benito Mussolini's Impacts on Italy During His Rule

1660 WordsFeb 16, 20187 Pages
“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent” (Douglas MacArthur). Benito Mussolini was the prime minister of Italy. Mussolini was very loyal towards Italy and set out to make changes to advance his country. Mussolini is also the founder of Fascism which was adapted by Italy. Mussolini also had ties with Adolf Hitler before and during World War Two. Many people would argue whether or not Benito Mussolini was a good leader or a bad leader. What we do know is that during Mussolini’s rule of Italy, he made a negative impact on the country. Even though Benito Mussolini stayed loyal to Italy and made Fascism successful, he had a negative impact by working with Hitler and giving Italy a bad reputation. Benito Mussolini faced many obstacles in his rise to power, but with hard work and dedication he reached his goals. Benito Mussolini is famously known for being the father of Fascism and the prime minister of Italy from 1922 until 1943 when he was dismissed (National Archives). Benito Mussolini was born July 29, 1883 with a father that had strong socialist and anti-church beliefs. With his enjoyment of reading and philosophical literature, he graduated with a teaching degree from the Salesian College of Faenza which allowed him to become a teacher at age 18. A few
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