Facist Italy by John Whittam

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Facist Italy by John Whittam

In the book “Fascist Italy”, author John Whittam gives an in-depth

analysis of the biggest mass movement in Italian history, and the

world for that matter. Fascism was a major political movement that

has left resounding effects on the history of Italy. Benito Mussolini

was one of Italy’s greatest leaders, and was the leader of the first

national movement called Fascism. The Fascist movement was quite

complex and many components were involved. Fascism was able to

capitalize on Italians who saw themselves as nationalists with a

strong sense of Italian pride. “Fascist Italy” is a dynamic and

concise foreword to the experience of Italian Fascism and its

importance. Rather than discussing various interpretations of fascism,

the book “Fascist Italy” concentrates on providing a balanced account

of Fascist Italy by analyzing various threads within the fascist

movement, explaining the reasons for the successful March on Rome, the

characteristics of Fascist Italy and finally traces the events leading

up to the rise of Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime.

With the use of primary documents and the most recent research, this

book gives the reader a logical breakdown of the beginnings of the

fascist movement, the reasons behind its political triumph and the

techniques used to build and join together a government competent

enough to deal with trials and tribulations of a mass society.

Throughout the book Whittam discusses how the movement evolved, the

consequences and the outcome of the movement and what transpired

during the supremacy of Fascism. Whittam gives a modern reassessment

of government and military a...

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... to the hardships that took place a century ago. In addition, it

is amazing how one man can bring together and unite a whole country

and nation as one. Lastly, “Fascist Italy” has made me want to

examine the mass movement of ‘Fascism’ more exhaustively for further

research.

Bibliography

Whittam, John. “Fascist Italy” published by Manchester United press.

1995

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