I want the land the Allies promised from Austria-Hungary
Same here. They broke their promise! Everything is now in ruin!
Mussolini Takes Power
Mussolini Changes Italy
You criticized the government you rogues!
What did we even do?!!
Italians were mad because the Allies broke their promise to give them Austro-Hungarian land. Like the revolution in Russia, peasants seized lands and workers went on strikes and seized factories. Veterans came home to chaos, so they couldn't get jobs. Trade declined, taxes increased, the government split into feuding factions, and the political leaders were corrupted.
He organized a group called the Fascists who were made up of veterans and discontented citizens. He got rid of all other political parties beside Fascists. He also organized the Black Shirts which rejected democratic practices in favor of violence. Other Italians accepted this because they lost faith in the government. He suppressed rival parties, muzzled the press, rigged elections, and replaced elected officials with Fascist supporters. He also made Vatican City an independent state for support from Pope Pius XI. Critics were thrown into prison, murdered, or exiled.
Mussolini changed Italy for the worse. He brought the economy under state control. This means they control agriculture, businesses, and more. This benefitted the upper class but not the lower class. He also controlled the press which gave him more power. Men were supposed to be ruthless. Women were encouraged to have lots of children. They also toughened the young, so they could become good soldiers one day.