When Benito Mussolini took over leadership in Italy in 1922, he began to close down democratic institutions, which lead to Italy being under a Fascist dictatorship. Benito Mussolini also made an alliance with Adolf Hitler during World War II. Although he did establish a dictatorship in his country, Mussolini also helped to foster public works programs and lower unemployment.Know More
Benito Mussolini was born in July 1883 in Italy. Before embracing fascism, he was a socialist. In 1915, he joined the Italian army to fight in World War I. In 1919, he established the Fascist Party; he went on to become the Prime Minister in 1922 because Italy was in political chaos. He declared himself "Il Duce," or dictator, in 1925.
In an attempt to demonstrate his military power, Mussolini invaded Ethiopia in 1935. In 1939, Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler made an alliance. However, in 1944, Allied forces liberated Rome. Benito Mussolini was executed in April 1945.Learn more about World War 2
Making the Italian military strong and signing of the Lateran Treaty of 1929 were among Benito Mussolini's major accomplishments. The Lateran Treaty strengthened the relationship between the Vatican and Italy.Full Answer >
The Holocaust unofficially began on January 30, 1933, and ended on May 8, 1945. The Holocaust's beginning is often linked to when Adolph Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. As a result of the Holocaust, 6 million Jews would die at the hands of Nazi oppressors by the war's end.Full Answer >
Benito Mussolini's main political goal was to create a dictatorship in which he had absolute power. He sought to improve Italy's relatively weak economy in addition to having designs on creating a new Roman empire.Full Answer >
Benito Mussolini became prime minister of Italy because the Italian king at the time, Victor Emmanuel III, was worried about what would happen after the march on Rome for the Fascist movement. Mussolini led the march and was interested in holding power as he felt that he needed to create a Roman Empire in Italy as part of his destiny.Full Answer >