Mussolini and the Rise of Fascism

Mussolini and the Rise of Fascism

Donald Sassoon


On the morning of October 30, 1922, Mussolini arrived in Rome to just accept the premiership of a constitutional, conservative govt. inside 5 years, even if, his regime may morph right into a dictatorship that neither his fascist supporters nor the conservative previous order can have estimated, and Mussolini himself will be remodeled from figurehead to despot. A multiplicity of personalities and wider impersonal forces, together with the social upheaval attributable to the former international battle, mixed to make attainable the situation of 1922 and the Fascist March on Rome. yet in reality, Donald Sassoon argues, issues may have long gone very another way, and the middle concentration of this illuminating research isn't really a lot what occurred, yet how. How did Mussolini grab energy so successfully that he maintained it for the next 20 years, till he dragged his kingdom, disastrously, into global conflict II? Social fragmentation, unionization, inflation, and nationalism all performed an element in weakening the outdated political method, whereas Mussolini appeared to supply solutions in a troubling new period. Il Duce's ruthless political ambition and vicious authoritarianism might shock his supporters and competitors alike.

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