How Did Benito Mussolini Influence Hitler

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Benito Mussolini was born in 1883 in Dovia di Predappio, Italy. Mussolini was kicked out of the party because he supported the fighting involved in World War I. In 1919, he created the Italian Fascist Party. And in 1922 he declared himself dictator, which meant he held all the power in Italy. But, during World War II and his own people killed him, on April 28, 1945, in Mezzegra, Italy. Political Theories and Beliefs: In 1902, Benito Mussolini moved to Switzerland to promote socialism, and quickly gained a reputation for his magnetism and remarkable rhetorical talents. While engaging in political demonstrations, he caught the attention of Swiss authorities and was eventually expelled from the country. In 1904, Mussolini returned to Italy and…show more content…
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. But Hitler's invasion of Poland and declaration of war with Britain and France forced Italy into war, and exposed weaknesses in its military. Greece and North Africa soon fell, and only German military intervention in early 1941 saved Mussolini from a military coup. Long Term Effect of Rule: In 1942, at the Casablanca Conference, Winston Churchill
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