wwII Homework.docx - Alvetta Thompson G#00100424 World History Homework Assignment#3 Mussolini coming to power He gained support from the King of Italy

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Alvetta Thompson G#00100424 World History April 22, 2017 Homework Assignment #3 Mussolini coming to power . He gained support from the King of Italy and many landowners/factory owners & upper class people by using his blackshirt militias to put an end to socialist strikes. This, combined with other factors, resulted in the King appointing Mussolini a Prime Minister . Benito Mussolini was head of the Italian government from 1922 to 1943. Then change his country, Mussolini was the founder of fascism, and as a dictator he held absolute power and severely mistreated his citizens and his country. He led Italy into three straight wars, the last of which led to his overthrow by his own people. "In Italy, Jewish fascism was a real ideological movement, a mass phenomenon as much as that was possible in Italy's tiny Jewish population of 47,000. In 1938, at the beginning of the racial laws, more than 10,000 Jews - about one out of every three Jewish adults - were members of the fascist party. Unique among the countries of Europe, In Italy Jews and fascism co-existed peacefully and often very harmoniously for nearly twenty years. Before 1938, Italian fascist ideology was free of the antisemitism of German National Socialism. Mussolini was in power for eleven years before Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933. And even afterwards relations between fascist Italy and Nazi Germany were frequently tense. Mussolini publicly ridiculed German racial theories and welcome German Jewish refugees to Italy. In pointed reference to Hitler, Il Duce declared "National pride has no need
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