Impressed with Italy's early military successes, German dictator Adolf Hitler sought to establish a relationship with Benito Mussolini; he was flattered by Hitler's overtures and interpreted the recent diplomatic and military victories as proof of his genius. By 1939, the two countries had signed a military alliance known as the "Pact of Steel." Influenced by Hitler, Mussolini instituted discrimination policies against the Jews in Italy. In 1940, Italy invaded Greece with some initial success. With Italy's resources stretched to capacity, many Italians believed the alliance with Germany would provide time to regroup.
Mussolini attempted to rule Italy with a combination of love and fear, but was not successful. When he tried to show love to his people but the groups who were inspired by him showed fear to the nation. Mussolini was hated by the people but was able to gain their support after the fall of Italy. Italy also did not have a lot of natural resources for trade that meant the nation was poor. He went back on all his promises and allied himself with Adolf Hitler.
The crowds that attended these speeches given by Mussolini chanted back fascist slogans. Ones such as “II Duce is always right!” and “Believe, obey, fight!” “Totalitarianism” was a term coined by the opponents of Mussolini. His opponents did this to describe his quest to control not only the political system but also the also the economy, schools, police, courts, military, and much more. Mussolini ironically ended up liking this term and began to use it himself to persuade Italians to come together under his leadership for a rebirth of
With this being said, there are other similarities and differences between Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy. Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany were similar in that both were dictatorships. Both Mussolini and Hitler came to power through legal means and believed that people were divided into either inferior or superior races. For example, Hitler was obsessed with the Aryan race and called for the genocide of Jews during WWII. In addition, both Mussolini and Hitler favored the wealthy, believed that an individual was meaningless and must submit to the decisions of their leaders, and aimed at self-sufficiency so that each could survive entirely without international trade.
Mussolini became Prime Minister of Italy in 1922. He used his power to form a government system that gradually destroyed the democracy. In 1925, Benito Mussolini made himself the dictator of Italy. Many believe that his “capture of power was classic: he was the right national leader at the right historical moment” (Encyclopedia.com). Originally,
Adams argument is another critical aspect into understanding the legacy of Caligula. The fact that Caligula was basically raised to understand ‘power’ as being an absolute entity, was dangerous in Roman aristocratic society. Caligula was simply acting the way he believed one should rule, especially when everyone was seemingly out to get him. However, aristocrats saw his acts as threatening, they wished to discredit him as best they could, and end up killing him over basically having the wrong upbringing. Geoff Adams offers a slightly distinctive focal point on Caligula’s life than that of Winterling.
Dystopian societies can be good and bad, but Benito Mussolini made some good choices that others thought were bad. Benito Mussolini was Italy’s ruler from 1922- 1943. A dystopian society is when an unbalanced nation’s citizens are controlled by the government, and the leader makes a change in the nation and its people that are not always good: Benito Mussolini made many changes in Italy and the Italian government to make it dystopian. To analyze, people may agree that you have to think about the changes that the leader makes on the nation, the impact they made on the people, and the genres of literature that is used as a proactive tool in teaching about dystopian societies and the progression toward equality. Benito Mussolini made many changes in Italy’s government, and
Benito Mussolini is known as the National Fascist Party leader, ruling Italy as the Prime Minister from 1922 to 1943. As the ambitious leader that he was, Mussolini was always eager for a socialist country, fighting in battles to gain power to make Italy stronger. Eventually his move for power began to degrade, leading to his eventual execution by the Italians. As the determination for sovereignty influenced many authors in the Elizabethan era, throughout all William Shakespeare’s plays, ambition for power becomes an evil force that causes characters to turn against their own morals leading to downfalls. As ambition begins to flourish, in the play, Julius Caesar, characters are faced with the audacity of obtaining power in which causes superb
By gauging the accounts written by Suetonius and Nicolaus it was clear that Caesar’s surge in power had given him too much leverage over the governance of Rome to the extent that the senate could no longer compete with him. Coupled with, Caesar’s contemptuous attitude towards the senate and to those who supported the republic institutions, there was a growing fear that a ruler was becoming too powerful and supercilious. On the other hand, an analysis done by Marcel Renar shows that conspirators who conspired against Caesar did so out of jealousy or indignation due to the lack of political promotions. Even his former enemies, despite his generosity decided to
They threatened world peace and became an important factor of the outbreak of the WW2. Fascism and Nazism have many things similar, however, there are also some considerable differences between them. Concerning the background, both Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany rose because people were discontented with the weak democratic governments at that time and strongly felt the Paris Peace Settlement unfair. Italians were not satisfied with the limited reward granted to them after the WW1 compared to their huge contribution (i.e. the Italian government had made huge military expenditure and the total cost of the war is 148,000 million lire, twice more than the total sum expenditure of all Italian government for 1861 to 1913) (Lee, 2000).
Though Hitler was thought to be the “head” of the Nazis genocidal tirade, he looked upon his popularity with much disquietude. Hitler feared the deterioration of his popularity by making un-popular decisions”, this led to him allowing other “high-ranking officials” would often influence political
Cassius a talented general and long time acquaintance of caesar whose jealousy grew as caesar 's power grew making him almost god like in the eyes of the roman people , and in the end his jealousy would be his ultimate downfall. How could this single man persuade one of rome 's most beloved and trusted figures to turn on one of his most true friends, and end up killing the leader of rome? “ Well Brutus thou art noble, yet i see thy honorable metal may be wrought from that it is disposed . therefore it is meet that noble minds keep ever with their likes; For who so firm that cannot be seduced?” . Comparing himself to metal worker as he suggests that even the most noblest of men can be manipulated, or bent to his will , furthermore since brutus is a beloved and respected amongst the roman people as well as caesar in particular, he would be the easiest to manipulate because of his patriotic loyalty to rome and the people, on top of the fact brutus is married to his sister.
As a prince there are many tasks you must follow to be successful. It is not an easy task to rule an entire kingdom. Machiavelli is a well known italian politician who wrote “The Prince” in 1532. Machiavelli proposes cruel tactics in order to preserve power. He argues that using people instead of helping them is the only way to be a successful prince.
At its pinnacle, the Roman Empire had ruled gargantuan empire, with different classes, histories, and cultures. These differences caused disloyalty within its provinces, rebellion, and eventually, the fall of Rome.From soldiers to taxes, the empire tried to stop these conflicts, but these attempts only increased tensions if anything, and soon enough, the cracks in the wall that is Rome became too deep to be fixed, and the Roman empire fell.Showing, Rome divided itself with mistreatment more than it ever united with wealth. One way in which Rome was divided is the distrust towards Rome the provinces the empire had conquered held. Constantly at war, Rome loved conquering new territory and they had a good reason for it, too. Obtaining land
Mussolini lack of intelligence lead him to make grievous mistakes during the war. For instance, when Mussolini declared the Italian Navy a key branch of the military, this allowed large amounts of the military’s fund to be given to this branch. This caused the Infantry to make due with outdated weapons and untrained personnel. The out dated infantry army is what made Italy fall to American. This is one character trait that you don’t want to have if you are Benito