The rise of Totalitarianism in the 1920’s and 1930’s
Born July 29, 1883 - Died April 28, 1945
Mussolini was an intelligent man and was really opinionated on his political beliefs.
Events that lead him to power.
When released, he became editor of Avanti, and used Avanti to continue the promotion of socialism
In 1914 WW1 started
A few months later into WW1, Mussolini founded il popolo d'italia, and in 1915, when Italy declared war on Austria, he enlisted and took advantage of his deployment in the war. Using his stories to promote public opinion.
Mussolini took advantage over this whole situation, and created the fascist party. He promised he would lower the unemployment rate , would balance Italy's economy, and restore order to Italy. The people supported him under his promises.
Mussolini and his fascist party damned for Minister Facta’s resignation under pressure with Mussolini’s followers surrounding Italy's capital known as the march on Rome. On October 28, 1922, Italy fell to the fascists.
The Situation (historical Context)
-Mussolini and his fascist party damned for Minister Facta’s resignation under pressure with Mussolini’s followers surrounding Italy's capital
-Italian King Victor Emmanuel III refused to take action against Mussolini because he feared suppression would result in a civil war and asked Mussolini to form his government. On October 28, 1922, Italy fell to the fascists.
Economic & Social
-1919 italy’s economy suffered
-1919 Italy’s unemployment rate increased and many went on to strike
-Middle class feared that communist would take over (Italy almost had a civil war)
-Mussolini took advantage over this whole situation
promised he’d lower unemployment rate and would balance italy’s economy
-people supported him under his promises
-Mussolini wanted a dictatorship
-Mussolini uses the black shirts to inflict fear in others