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Italy Comic Strip

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  • November 1922: New government won vote of confidence, allowed to vote in emergency powers to reform the administration and tax system
  • YES!
  • YES!
  • YES!
  • All those in favor say yes!
  • YES!
  • Nationalists
  • In February 1923, the Nationalists joined the Fascist Party
  • Fascist Party
  • In July 1923, the Acerbo Law was passed. It stated that the party who won the most votes in an election would be given 2/3 of the seats in parliament (to make strong government possible)
  • As we gather here today, we will discuss the passing of the Acerbo Law, which entails the following terms......
  • WE WANT MORE REPRESENTATION!!!
  • In April 1924, the Fascists, after a campaign of violence, succeeded in increasing their representation in parliament from 7% to 66%
  • GIVE US MORE OR WE WILL KILL AND HURT YOU ALL
  • In May 1924, the liberal Giacomo Matteotti gave a speech condemning Fascist violence. He was murdered by ex-squadristi fascists 11 days later.
  • we should kill him.
  • You must stop the violence this is unacceptable.
  • let's not listen to him!!
  • I withdraw from this nonsense.
  • On January 3 1925, Mussolini took responsibility for the violence from the Fascists. He established himself as Il Duce.
  • YOU KNOW WHAT? I did it. I created this violence.
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