Benito Mussolini grew up in a poor family and he was a very violent kid. He hurt multiple people, got expelled more than once and even stabbed two kids in his school career.
Suffer just like I did.
After moving to Switzerland at the age of 19, Mussolini became a passionate socialist and strongly opposed Italy's entrance into World War I.
Italy will only enter the war over my dead body.
Mussolini later drastically changed his mind and became a fascist, this resulted in him being expelled from the Socialist Party. He started protesting or Italy to join the war, he went on to fight in it. He advocated for the emergence of a dictator using violence and created fascist Fighting Bands.
What we need is a man who is ruthless and energetic enough to make a clean sweep”
The fascist Fighting Bands began attacking the Italian government and by late 1921, they controlled the large parts of Italy. In 1922, the remnants of the trade-union movement called a general strike. Mussolini declared that unless the government prevented the strike, the Fascists would. That is how The March of Rome happened. It resulted in Mussolini becoming the prime minister of Italy on the 31st of October.
I am going to be the youngest prime minister in the history of Italy.
Benito Mussolini won the elections and made Italy into a one-party state. Under his rule, all opposition parties, trade unions, and the free press were outlawed. Free speech was abolished. On the night of May 9th, 1936 he announced that Italy had become an empire.
Does anyone else have anything to say about the way I rule this country?
Mussolini later made a Pact of Steel with Adolf Hitler. He also released Anti-Semitic laws and deported 20 percent of Jews in Italy to concentration camps.