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  • Benito Mussolini was born on July 29th, 1883 into a very poor family and called himself "a man of the people" due to his humble beginnings, although both his parents had stable jobs and his father was connected to the government.
  • I live in two crowded rooms with my whole family and we often don't have enough food to eat.
  • As a child, Benito was very aggressive and disobedient. He was also violent, and got expelled from each of his schools for stabbing his fellow students with a penknife.
  • Unbelievable Benito. Your classmate could be dead!
  • Benito worked as a schoolmaster for a while but then realised that he was unsuited for such work, so he started writing for newspapers such as "Il Popolo d'Italia". He became a famous socialist writer. He was imprisoned several times and went on to fight in WWI.
  • I'm completely against Italy's interference in WWI! ... No wait, actually I changed my mind. Italy MUST ENTER WWI!!!
  • Benito returned from the war wounded and begun to spread fascism. It was created when a group of about 200 Italians including him met to discuss a new force to lead Italy. They called themselves the "fasci di combattimento" and met in the Piazza San Sepolcro in Milan.
  • Italy needs a dictator!!! ... And perhaps I am best suited to assume such a role...
  • Four days later, the Fascists marched to Rome to overthrow the government. On October 31st, 1922, became the youngest prime minister in the history of Italy.
  • At one rally in Naples in 1924, Mussolini told the Fascists (who were already starting to take over Italy) that if the king didn't give up his power, the Fascist squads will raid Rome.
  • At rallies, Benito was very charming and won over the crowds.
  • Mussolini became a complete dictator. He controlled all aspects of people's lives, and many people supported him. 
  • My Plans: - Control all aspects of people's lives - Conquer lots of foreign countries, starting with Ethiopia - Eliminate all opposition and punish all those who speak out
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