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Benito Mussolini. Emily Jonas 7 th period. Benito Mussolini. Born on July 29, 1883 Lived in Dovia di Predappio , small town in Italy Family was middle class and struggled to get by While in school, he became very disobedient, very violent Graduated from school and became a teacher.

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benito mussolini

Benito Mussolini

Emily Jonas

7th period

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Benito Mussolini
  • Born on July 29, 1883
  • Lived in DoviadiPredappio, small town in Italy
  • Family was middle class and struggled to get by
  • While in school, he became very disobedient, very violent
  • Graduated from school and became a teacher
getting involed
Getting Involed
  • 1904 was when he started pursuing his life in politics
  • Was a member of the Socialist Party
  • He also created his own form of socialism, depended heavily on force and personality
  • 1912 he became more appealing when he became the editor of the Socialist Party’s newspaper
more facts
More Facts
  • Mussolini opposed the war with Turkey, he encouraged the workers to sabotage and resist
  • He was later arrested, tried, and sentenced to five months in prison
  • After leaving prison, he became even more liked by the public
  • Only four months later he made an appearance at a national congress of the PSI
  • There, he made a speech, attacking the moderates
the new mussolini
The New Mussolini
  • After the PSI conference, he achieved oratorical success at a national level
  • Congress listened to Mussolini’s proposal, and the four reformists were fired from the party
  • Him along with others, were elected to be the executive committee
mussolini and hitler
Mussolini and Hitler
  • The fascism was used to describe both Italy and Germany, Hitler and Mussolini
  • When Hitler came to power, Mussolini was already in the prime of his power
  • They followed the lead of one another
getting into the war
Getting Into the War
  • Mussolini became the youngest prime minister of Italy in October
  • He became involved in the war to try to keep Italy safe and to not have to pay for war
  • He first invaded Ethiopia where he knew they wouldn’t have a chance
  • Then if he couldn’t reach a peace agreement, Italy had no chance in World War II
when and why
When and Why?
  • Adolf Hitler tricked Mussolini into joining the German government
  • He thought it wouldn’t cost much fighting the Germans instead of the Allies
  • During most of Hitler’s battles, Mussolini usually just stood on the sidelines
  • Secretly he wished that Germany would loose so that he had some room to breathe
mussolini in battle
Mussolini in Battle
  • He attacked Greece and Albania to repay Hitler for everything in the 1940’s
  • The allies later attacked Sicily, Mussolini knew that soon people in the Fascist Government would turn on him
  • In July, the Fascist Gran Council dismissed Mussolini from office
  • He came back the next day, denying any thing about it
after the war
After the War
  • After he was dismissed from office, several months later the Germans rescued him
  • He then returned to his earlier ideas such as, socialism and collectivization
  • He executed some of the Fascist leaders, who abandoned him
his death
His Death
  • In April , before the Allies went to Milan, Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci was caught by the Italians
  • The people who caught him were partisans that he tried to refuge in Switzerland
  • Later him and his mistress were executed, there bodies were hung upside down in a public place