Benito Mussolini : Dictator Of Italy

Benito Mussolini was an Italian political leader his full name is Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini commonly known as Benito Mussolini. He was born in the year 1883. Benito was born into a socialistic family his father was a blacksmith and his mother was catholic.

Childhood and Benito Mussolini’s early life

Born in a small family in Verano di Costa, Italy. Benito was born in a poor family where his father is a blacksmith as well as a part-time socialist journalist whereas his mother is a school teacher.

Benito Mussolini got his name from Benito Jaurez who was a revolutionist of Mexico. Mussolini was not a very obedient child in his childhood. at the age of 10, he even stabbed his fellow students. By the age of 14, he again stabbed a fellow student and he got suspended from school.

From his childhood stories, you can imagine how Mussolini actually was kind of. He is a very disobedient, unruly child and never listens to his elders. He is very aggressive too. He goes to a boarding where is not controlled by anyone and he proves himself to be more troublesome than ever.

But when you talk about intelligence Benito Mussolini was a very intelligent boy and he passed out without any difficulty. Later he worked as a school teacher but he didn’t like the work he might realize that this was not meant for him.

At the age of 19 Mussolini left Italy and went to Switzerland for the job and shifted from one job to another regularly. He is gaining popularity somehow he empresses his companions with his impressive personality.

He gained much reputation as a political journalist and speaker and he also produced propaganda for the union trade and started to instigate strikes and create violence to fulfill his demands. During this, he was also arrested and imprisoned. In 1904 he returned to Italy and various newspapers mentioned his name.

Benito Mussolini effect on Italy

Benito Mussolini

Benito Mussolini joined World War 1 in 1915 and fought on the front line. In the war, he obtained a corporal rank. Mussolini returned to journalism in 1918 and put pressure on the government to seize control over Italy.

In 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles happened he was dissatisfied with it, So he started gathering the various fascists to form a national organisation named Fasci Italiani di Combattimento. He encourages violence and stocks weapons in his office.

Rise to power in the hands of Benito Mussolini

After all this happened By the end of the year he gained much popularity and stood in the elections as a candidate of Fascist. After 2 days Mussolini got arrested on the charge of collecting arms and explosives but was soon released on the next day without any charges.

Later in the year 1921, Victor Emmanuel the King of Italy dissolve the Parliament because of growing so much violence in the country. This was a turning point where elections were won by the Fascists and Mussolini became the deputy in the Parliament. The Fascists now become the Partito Nazionale Fascista.

Mussolini and Hitler

Benito Mussolini

At first, Hitler was refused by the Mussolini. Mussolini didn’t take Hitler seriously. In 1930 when an election in Germany took place he started giving Hitler advice but Hitler didn’t take it and the two men met in 1934. By the year 1936 Mussolini understood that the two parties Nazi in Germany and the Fascist of Italy has built on common ground. The two men started working together in Spain. In the year 1937 Mussolini visited Germany for the Fascist-Nazi solidarity. In 1938 Hitler took over Austria.

On 3rd May Hitler accompanied by Goebbels and Ribbentrop and many party officials to Rome. In Rome for Hitler’s welcome, a special station was built for them and welcomed and greeted by Mussolini and King Victor Emmanuel. Whole of Rome was decorated with swastikas. But Hitler reacted that he felt disdain and he felt uncomfortable.

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