What Did Mussolini Do That Was so Bad?


Benito Mussolini was a dictator that seized control of Italy from 1922 to 1943 and attempted to create a totalitarian state. During this time, Mussolini destroyed all of his political opponents through the use of a secret police and was known to fix votes in order to remain in office. He also outlawed labor strikes and forced workers to work inhumane hours, many of whom died as a result of their labors. He was ousted in 1943, then captured and executed in 1945.
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Benito Mussolini
Known as "Il Duce" -- the Leader -- Benito Mussolini was the Fascist dictator of Italy during World War II. Benito Mussolini grew active in Italian politics in the first decade of the 1900s. He then spent time in exile in Switzerland and Austri... More »
Born: July 29, 1883, Predappio, Italy
Died: April 28, 1945
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