Benito Mussolini

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“It is humiliating to remain with our hands folded while others write history. It matters little who wins. To make a people great it is necessary to send them to battle even if you have to kick them in the pants. That is what I shall do,” said Benito Mussolini (Quotes). This quote explains that every person should be doing something useful and that everyone should join the battle, even if they disagree on going they should be forced to. Moreover, Benito Mussolini had a great effect on his time that changed many things in the world. Benito Mussolini was influenced by the Italian economic conditions following World War I; he then influenced his country taking it to war on the side of Germany, leading to Italy’s eventual defeat.

The early life of Benito Mussolini was a very important part of his life. He was born on July 29, 1883 and died on April 28, 1945 (Facts). He was born in a small poor Italian village called Varano di Costa (Lyttle 3). Mussolini’s real name was Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini and he was a famous Italian leader when he grew up (Facts). His father’s name was Alessandro Mussolini (Facts).

Mussolini was a strong believer in socialist ideals (Quazen). When Mussolini was a young boy in School he once stabbed a boy at secondary school and he was expelled (Quazen). Alessandro Mussolini shaped Benito’s life and personality and he was the one who gave him the outlook on life (Quazen).

Mussolini’s first job was as a teacher but he was an awful role model to the students because he had a passion for drinking, gambling and womanizing (Quazen). When his teaching career ended he went to Switzerland where he spent two years. He was exiled from the country because he was known as “impulsive and violent” young man (Quazen)....

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