The Rise and Fall of Mussolini

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Throughout the course of history, there have always been people obsessed with power. This goes without say for the man that was called “Il Duce,” or “The Boss.” Benito Mussolini ruled Italy with an iron fist and to him the only thing that mattered to him was power. His dream had been to restore the glory of the Ancient Roman Empire to Italy, but he only accomplished the opposite. His Fascist and selfish views brought not only the destruction of his entire country, but of himself. Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was born in the Northern Countryside of Italy in the small town of Predappio on July 29, 1883. He was the child of Rosa and Allesandro Mussolini, and they as a family were better off than most in the town. Benito’s mother worked as a Catholic schoolteacher, and they were able to live in the building that housed the school. Benito’s father was a blacksmith, and had a passion for politics, as he was a devoted socialist. As Benito grew older, his father would take him to socialist meetings and immersed him in the world of politics. This was one of the only connections between Benito and his father, as he seemed more interested in his passions than his own son. As Benito entered school, he had a tough time with his own behavior, and he was viewed as a bully by his classmates. His parents sent him to a Catholic boarding school at the age of eight due to his behavior. Throughout his time in school he was suspended many times, and even expelled at the age of eleven for
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