World War I: Benito Mussolini's Rise To Power

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Benito Mussolini’s rise to power began at the beginning of World War I. Benito believed that it was his destiny to rule Italy. In 1919, he forged the parliamentary Fascist movement. He organized many unemployed veterans into a group known as the Black Shirts and they terrorized many government officials. He used this support to march on Rome and present himself to the king as the solution to Italy’s problems. 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,

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