Il Duce II

Il Duce II

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  • March on Rome began, and the king,prepared to accept the Fascists alternative, dispatched the telegram for which Mussolini had been waiting. Mussolini became the youngest prime minister in October 31, 1922. 
  • I became the youngest prime minister of Italy!
  • He obtained full dictatorial powers for a year, and the elections in 1924 secured his personal power. Many Italians welcomed his authority, because they were tired of strikes and they wanted somebody to bring them out of chaos. After, a kind of order has been restored , but the costs of this order were enormous.
  • Finally I became the dictator of Italy
  • Mussolini was considered a genius and he had also succeeded in coming to terms with the papacy. However social divisions remained enormous. Mussolini outlawed opposition parties, trade unions and free press. Free speech was crushed and a network of spies watched over the population
  • No free speech is allowed!
  • In October 1935 Italy invaded Ethiopia. On May 9, 1936 Mussolini announced that Italy had its empire. Italy had a new ally, Germany. Hitler encouraged Mussolini and they did a pact that was called "Pact of Steel" - alliance between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. In 1938 Mussolini’s government passed anti-Semitic laws against the Jews.
  • Finally Italy has its empire!!!
  • Pact of Steel
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