The Life and Influence of Italian Leader 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). Benito Mussolini explains that every person should be doing something useful. He also says that everyone should join the battle; even if they disagree on its purpose, they should be forced to. Moreover, Benito Mussolini had a great impact on people in 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 into siding with Germany in the war, leading to Italy’s eventual defeat. The early life of Mussolini was very important to him. Mussolini was born on the 29th of July 1883 and died on the 28th of April 1945 (Facts). He was born in a small and poor Italian village called Varano di Costa (Lyttle 3). Mussolini’s real name was Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini and he became a famous Italian leader when he grew up (Facts). His father’s name was Alessandro Mussolini (Facts). Mussolini was a strong believer in the socialist ideals (Quazen). When Mussolini was a young boy at secondary school, he once stabbed another boy and was then expelled (Quazen). Alessandro Mussolini shaped Benito’s life and personality as well as gave him an outlook on life (Quazen). Mussolini’s first job was teaching 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 for two years. He was then exiled from the country because he was known as an “impulsive and viol... ... middle of paper ... ...rt. Mussolini and Origins of the Second World War, 1933-1940. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Benito Mussolini Facts. Web. 18 May 2010. . “The World at War: Benito Mussolini." Euronet Internet. Web. 18 May 2010. . "The Rise of Benito Mussolini." History Web Pages. Web. 19 May 2010. . "Benito Mussolini Quotes." Find the Famous Quotes You Need, Quotations. Web. 30 May 2010. . "Engelbert Dollfuss Facts, Information, Pictures | Articles about Engelbert Dollfuss." Encyclopedia - Online Dictionary | Get Facts, Articles, Pictures, Video. Web. 02 June 2010. .
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