After Italy joined the Allies, they promised to give Italy certain Austria-Hungary lands. Italy only received part of the land. Many of the peasants got land and took over factories. The taxes and prices rose. The government was powerless.
The Italian people wanted someone who would give them what they wanted. Mussolini was just that. He was a socialist. he organized his supporters into combat squads and attacked. Mussolini was now in charge of Italy.
At first, Mussolini had a few cabinet members but soon just took complete power. His reign was upheld by terror. To better the economy, e brought the economy under state control. Now, everyting was in his control. Italu