He forged the paramilitary Fascist movement in 1919-1921, using it to march on Rome, become prime minister, and then to seize dictatorial power (1925-1926). By subduing Libya (1922-1932), pacifying Somalia (1923-1927), conquering Ethiopia (1935-1936), helping the Nationalists win the Spanish civil war (1936-1939), and seizing Albania (April 1939), Mussolini made Italy predominant in the Mediterranean-Red Sea region.” (history) The quotation shows that Mussolini believed he could build his own empire, and his Fascist movement won a lot of wars as well. “Rome comrades! Through you I want to speak to the Italian people, to the authentic, real, great Italian people, who fight with the courage of lions on land, sea and air fronts…The Italian people, the Fascist people deserve and will have victory. The hardships, suffering and sacrifices that are faced with exemplary courage and dignity by the Italian people will have their day of compensation when all the enemy forces are crushed on the battlefields by the heroism of our soldiers and a triple, immense cry will cross the mountains and oceans like lightning and light new hopes and give new certainties to spirit multitudes: Victory, Italy, peace with justice among peoples!” (The quotation from Mussolini’s speech in Rome, Italy, February 23, 1941) This is important because this is the speech from Mussolini in order to let Italian to get involved the war.
This all proves that the Italian culture is defined by their strong values. The unity of their values is what makes them so strong. It all starts with that first commitment and not one could exist fully without the others. If it means having a dozen people over for Sunday lunch, inviting a stranger over for a meal every chance possible, or taking a two hour lunch break to spend time with friends and family, I think that Italians have the right idea. I believe that Americans use to have some of these same values and maybe some still do, but they are not always prioritized correctly.
Italian culture is a very close society. I am not a member of this culture, but this is one thing that I have noticed. I found that through the research I have done so far about Italian culture. Being a very close society makes this automatically puts certain things at the top of the list for values. According to the Kwintessential website, “family is the center of social culture” (Kwintessential.co.uk).
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
Although Italy does not have the variety of popular sports as the United States does, the Italians all come together to share their love for their favorite sport. Whether they are cheering for their national team, or cheering against each other for their favorite club team, it becomes obvious that Italians share a strong passion for the sport which plays an important part in the Italian culture. In conclusion, the Italian healthcare system has both benefits and detriments when compared the the healthcare of the United States of America. However, the Italian system provides a healthier overall society than the American system due to the fact that Italy is able to provide free
Italian Fascism flourished in the difficult and painful years after the Great War, because of its ideas that promised the revival of the great Italian nation. People had already lost faith with the multiple democratic parties that failed to solve the economic and social problems of the country, and Mussolini was the only one that seemed to be able to fulfill their desire for a stable state. Once in power, the dictator managed to appeal to the public for the first few years, despite the terror and the aggression he ruled with. The poor ideology of the young party and the lack of specialized officials, led to the public discontent and finally its disintegration. The Fascist regime failed to endure the military difficulties, horrors and hardships of a war, and soon after
Key Events #2 Italian involvement in WWI: Italy was initially neutral in WW1, and it took until a secret meeting on the 26th April 1915, resulting in the Treaty of London, for them to enter the war on the Allies' side. Fighting took place between Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces on Italy's northern border. Of the 5.2 million Italians who served in the war, over 420,000 men were killed. Mussolini’s expulsion from Socialists: Benito Mussolini was born into a family that was supportive of socialism; his father was a staunch socialist who heavily influenced Mussolini's early political views. Mussolini travelled to Switzerland at 19, where he began working for the socialist newspaper 'L'Avvenire del Lavoratore' (The Worker's Future).
Mussolini wanted to use the Catholic Church to legitimize his Fascist movement. Consequently, Mussolini tried to appear in a favorable light to the Catholics, which was difficult because Mussolini was not a Catholic and hated them. This included baptizing his wife and children, marrying his wife by a priest, and figuratively stopping the roving fascist bands that assaulted priests. The Pope saw these actions, ordered for some of them to be implemented multiple times, and believed that Mussolini could change the way the Popes were treated. Pius XI sought to end the seclusion on the Church in the Vatican and retake some of the surrounding lands.
Mussolini's popularity now faltered between 1925 and 1926, but with his superb political skills, Mussolini won the people back. Mussolini always knew how to adapt to his audience. He knew how to fit in at bat, even at the price of contradicting himself. Continually it made Mussolini a very cunning politician. Mussolini knew his popularity would flourish if he could win the support of the Catholic Church.
The unstable governments of the past years had Italy yearning for a strong leader, and when it was needed the most Mussolini stood up and took that role. Mussolini was the dictator of fascist Italy, and his ways of getting to that point were extremely efficient. With the help of his Blackshirts and a charismatic personality he worked his way up to total power. Italy was never planning to join the war, the liberal democratic government was against it at the time. Splinter groups like the one Mussolini was a part of wanted to join the war on the side of the Entente.