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Unformatted text preview: rougher background, incorporated violence, made practical use of techniques used by sots from the Bolsheviks. -Fascist Italy was supposed one of the winners of the WWI. The left was looking for a Bolshevik style revolution. Italy was awarded some territories after the War, but was still upset. Ex-military people took over the foreign city of Fiume, and in this atmosphere, Mussolini came into power. Mussolini was a thug, had no close friends. He was originally a sot, but then in 1914 came to not be a sot anymore after his support for Italy joining the war. -Election of May 1921: Fascists win 35 seats (7% of total) in Parliament. October 1922: The march on Rome, Mussolini appointed Prime Minister. April 1924, Fascists win majority of seats in a national election. Murder of Giacomo Matteotti, an outspoken moderate social opponent of Mussolini. -The Great Depression: The US was a lender of money to many different countries....
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- Spring '09