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The Rise of Fascism in Italy

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Transcript of The Rise of Fascism in Italy

The Rise of Fascism in Italy
'The Forgotten Victor'

Many in Italy frustrated that there was no real reward from T.O.V- remember, they were winners!!!

Fierce nationalist
Benito Mussolini
organized dissatisfied war veterans, extreme nationalists into the
Fascist Party.
Takes the title 'Il Duce', meaning 'The Leader'

Create a stronger government and bring Italy back to the glory days of Rome

Mussolini served in WWI and totaled about nine months of active, front-line trench warfare fighting

We refer to Fascism as any Totalitarian government that is not communist and is

Mussolini's Italy
Gained support through intimidation and terror using his combat squad, the 'blackshirts'

Mussolini feared a communist takeover of Italy, and thus was extremely anti-communist

He brought the economy under state control but kept capitalism, 'Mixed Economy'

Mussolini's priority was the subjugation of the minds of the Italian people and the use of propaganda to do so. Cult of personality

'Fascism' comes from the Latin word 'Fasces', which was a bound bundle of wood, usually including an axe

This symbol originated in Roman civilization and symbolized authority. Became the flag of the Italian Fascist Party, but it is also used in our own society- can you find it in the following pictures?
1917- Czar Nicholas II Overthrown

November 1918- World War One Ends

October 1919- Hitler Begins Political Career with 1st Public Speech

October 1922- Benito Mussolini Gains Power and Yankees and Giants play in World Series

December 1922- End of Russian Civil War & Creation of USSR

1924- Stalin takes power

The Rise of Fascism

Begin your critical reading and analysis of 'The Rise of Fascist Dictators in Europe' handout, using the primary sources and your book to respond thoroughly to the questions
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