He wanted to be in complete control of the whole country and make all decisions without any interference. One of the people who followed Mussolini,was his good friend Adolf Hitler, though Hitler became more popular and powerful then Mussolini ever did. Mussolini's fascist state, established nearly a decade before Adolf Hitler's rise to power, would however, provide a model for Hitler's later economic and political policies. Italy was a state that was in complete disarray, when Mussolini took over. Fascism was a product of a general feeling of anxiety and fear among the middle-class of postwar Italy, arising out of a convergence of interrelated economic, political, and cultural pressures.
With this encouragement, he created a fascist, anti-democratic government in Italy. Once he had the power, he invested a lot of money on his army. By now, a dictator would have usually been overruled. However, Mussolini used his skill in propaganda to make opposition to him very small. Then, he presented himself as the only man capable of restoring order as his own Black Shirts tore up the country.
The first World War left the entire world in a state of chaos, suffrage as well as separation; this was all mainly centred in Europe. The European countries were most effected by this war because it was so close to home. Italy, being such a new country saw these effects in an extreme way. The already regionalised country became more and more separated and saw all the crippling societal results of this war. Benito Mussolini was able to capitalize on the state the country found itself in.
The overall effect of this was that many of the opponents of Socialism joined Mussolini's Fascist' party. The Socialist party by... ... middle of paper ... ...ht home the importance of opportunism and action as opposed to inactivity and fixed ideologies. As S. Lee argues, Mussolini was strongly inclined to intuitive behaviour and projected himself as a flexible pragmatist. This allowed him to make full use of the chaotic conditions in Italy, and considerably increased the Fascist party's fortunes. However, we must also consider that to a certain extent, the opposition's continued failures and misjudgments almost pushed Mussolini into power.
Fascism is such a unique form of government, and it needs the right conditions to form. Unfortunately, for many countries, and Italy specifically, fascism typically begins to grow after the previous political system failed. The political systems fail during or after the loss of a war, resulting in serious turmoil and corruption throughout the country, even with a powerful, charismatic leader trying to save the country. The Italian political system was extremely flawed because the ideals of fascism were lost as Benito Mussolini’s charisma and appeal took the forefront. The people thought they had power when they actually had no influence, the country was deeply divided politically and socially, and the people turned fascism into Mussolinism
Socialism was became the leading ideology after the war as the Partito Socialista Italiano (PSI) developed into Italy’s largest political party. This caused the middle and upper classes extreme anxiety as they feared revolts by the working class as had been seen in Russia in the Bolshevik revolution in 1917, a bloody affair in which the Winter Palace was captured and destroyed by the working class citizens. Fear of a similar massacre, which the Socialists were striving for, and of Communism led the middle and upper classes to find the solution through another political party: the Fascists. Benito Mussolini was born in 1883 in Predappio in Romagna. His father, although usually unemployed, engaged heavily in the left-wing politics commonly associated with this area.
Fascism was portrayed ... ... middle of paper ... ... to resent the fascists for not going through with the points they promised to carry out when they became the major political power of the state. Even though fascism is mostly condemned by todays politicians and did succeed in producing one of the most radical and hated group of extremist of the last century, it did achieve a lot of good when it came to repairing countries that had nearly collapsed under the crushing weight of the Great Depression and the extreme inflation that came with it, and giving the people of that period faith in a time where faith had little meaning; However must always come to an end, and with the outbreak of World War Two and the defeat of Germany and Italy, all the death that fascism caused came to light and now very few people around the world believe that fascism is the only political view that will save the world form self-destruction.
Mussolini damned war; he convicted it as “workers fighting other workers”. But after seeing WWI, Mussolini actually started to endorse war, “Today I am forced to utter loudly and clearly insincere good faith, the fearful, and fascinating word- war!” Mussolini’s downfall corresponds to the disastrous change in character in Macbeth. Their alliances, along with their downfalls can compare to one another because, these alliances kept them in power. Macbeth unites with his wife, Lady Macbeth. With the help of Lady Macbeth, th... ... middle of paper ... ...y ambition, but by his aspiration for wanting to make Italy the supreme nation of the universe.
War is a horrific experience made worse by those who try to control it for their own advantage. In Famous Last Words, Timothy Findley creates a world of intrigue as he describes the tales of conspiracy and corruption for world domination. That made World War II far worse than it otherwise would have been. This is shown through the relationships of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Benito Mussolini. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor are prominent people in society, who want more power.
Hitler's Rise to Power Looking back at the horrendous events that occurred during the Second World War, many of the people effected or even not so effected often ask the question ‘Who let a mad man like Hitler come into power?’ The answer is, no one let him come into power, therefore it’s probably more accurate, to say ‘What enabled Hitler to come to power’ To answer this question, one must study the episode from 1918-1935 closely in order to understand the mood in post war Germany that would make such a rash and ludicrous decision possible. Of the many reasons that permitted Hitler to come to power, the core reason was most probably The Economic Depression and this was due to Germanys’ unexpected defeat in 1918. Like most countries in post war period, whether defeated or victorious, The economy is usually failing due to all the damage and destruction to industries and the loss of life during the war. However, Germany‘s economy failed considerably worse than expected. A few years after war ended, German politicians forcefully signed the Peace Treaties that had a terrible impact on Germany.