Facts about Benito Mussolini

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

1. Benito Mussolini was born in Dovia di Predappio, a small town in the province of Forlì in Emilia-Romagna in 1883

2. Benito Mussolini began using the title Il Duce by 1925

3. Mussolini was born in Dovia di Predappio, a small town in the province of Forlì in Emilia-Romagna


4. Benito Mussolini also created and held the supreme military rank of First Marshal of the Empire along with King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

5. In 1902, Mussolini emigrated to Switzerland to work on his political horizons

6. Benito Mussolini was among the founders of Italian fascism, which included elements of nationalism, corporatism, national syndicalism, expansionism, social progress and anti-communism

7. He was also head of the all-powerful Fascist Party and the armed local fascist militia, the MVSN or "Blackshirts," who terrorised incipient resistances in the cities and provinces

8. In 1915, he had a son with Ida Dalser, a woman born in Sopramonte, a village near Trento

9. At various times after 1922, Benito Mussolini personally took over the ministries of the interior, foreign affairs, colonies, corporations, defense, and public works

10. Since 1927, and more even after 1929, Mussolini, with his anti-Communist doctrines, convinced many Catholics to actively support him

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