The Success Of Mussolini 's Regime

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Assignment two Question one: How successful was Mussolini 's regime up to 1940? When most people think of the word Fascism, they think of Hitler and genocide. However many people may be surprised to know that the first Fascist society was developed by a man named Benito Mussolini (29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) in Italy. This Fascist society was so successful for a while that it is said that even Hitler himself based some of this ideals on Mussolini’s. Mussolini became prime minister in 1922 through democratic processes, however in 1925 he dropped all pretense of a democracy and set up a legal dictatorship and remained in power until his ousting in 1943. This then leads to the question of how successful was Mussolini’s regime? Throughout the course of this essay I intend to analyze the success of Mussolini’s regime by examining various factors and events between 1922 and 1940. For example, looking back to around 1922 and the factors that lead Mussolini into power, its transformation into a police state and Mussolini’s thirst for power and expansion which ultimately lead to the start of his and fascist Italy’s demise. After the First World War Italy was in the midst of political and social turmoil as the war took a massive toll on its people and economy, people were in need of change, Mussolini in his mind would be this change. During this turmoil many Italian workers went on strike demanding better work and living conditions and, spurred on by the Russian revolution, began
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