- He was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party (Partito Nazionale Fascista; PNF)
- He ruled the country as Prime Minister from 1922 to 1943
|Real name:||Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini|
Benito Mussolini Height
|How tall was Benito Mussolini?||169 cm / 5 ft 7 in|
|Born:||29 July 1883 Comment |
|When did Benito Mussolini die? / Died||28 April 1945|
|How many years did Benito Mussolini live? / Lived||61 years|
|Where was Benito Mussolini born?||Predappio, Italy|
|Where did Benito Mussolini die? / Deathplace ||Giulino, Italy|
|Nicknames:||Mussolini, ll Duce, Iron Prefect|
Who was Benito Mussolini? / Facts
- He ruled constitutionally until 1925, when he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a legal dictatorship
- Fascism - Known as Il Duce (The Leader), Mussolini was the founder of Italian Fascism
- In 1912 Mussolini was the leading member of the National Directorate of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI)
- Prior to 1914, he was a keen supporter of the Socialist International, starting the series of meetings in Switzerland that organised the communist revolutions and insurrections that swept through Europe from 1917
- Mussolini was expelled from the PSI due to withdrawing his support for the party's stance on neutrality in World War I
- He served in the Royal Italian Army during the war until he was wounded and discharged in 1917
- Mussolini denounced the PSI, his views now centering on nationalism instead of socialism, and later founded the fascist movement
- Following the March on Rome in October 1922 he became the youngest Prime Minister in Italian history until the appointment of Matteo Renzi in February 2014
- After removing all political opposition through his secret police and outlawing labor strikes, Mussolini and his followers consolidated their power through a series of laws that transformed the nation into a one-party dictatorship
- Within five years he had established dictatorial authority by both legal and extraordinary means, aspiring to create a totalitarian state
- Mussolini remained in power until he was deposed by King Victor Emmanuel III in 1943
- A few months later, he became the leader of the Italian Social Republic, a German client regime in northern Italy; he held this post until his death in 1945
- Mussolini had sought to delay a major war in Europe until at least 1942
- However, Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939, resulting in declarations of war by France and the United Kingdom and starting World War II
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Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.
War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace.
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Last update: 10 November 2017
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