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Benito Mussolini

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (; 29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was an Italian politician who led the National Fascist Party, ruling the country from 1922 to his ousting in 1943. Mussolini has been credited with being one of the key figures in the creation of fascism. Mussolini was Dictator of Italy from 1930 to 1943, having destroyed all political opposition through his secret police and having outlawed workers to go on strike.

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Rachele Mussolini - Biography
... Rachele Mussolini was born Rachele Guidi in Predappio, Romagna, Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia) ... After the death of her father, her mother became the lover of the widowed Alessandro Mussolini ... In 1910, Rachele Guidi moved in with Benito Mussolini ...
Benito Mussolini - In Popular Culture
... Charlie Chaplin's 1940 film The Great Dictator satirizes Mussolini as "Benzino Napaloni", portrayed by Jack Oakie ... More serious biographical depictions include a look at the last few days of Mussolini's life in Carlo Lizzani's movie Mussolini Ultimo atto (Mussolini ... in the 1985 television mini-series Mussolini The Untold Story ...
Manifesto Of The Fascist Intellectuals
... of Italian Fascism as the authoritarian and totalitarian rėgime of Prime Minister Benito Mussolini, who ruled Italy as Il Duce (“The Leader”), from 1922 to 1943 ... In support of the government of Benito Mussolini, prominent Italian academic and public intellectuals effected the first, formal effort at defining the ... Le sue origini prossime risalgono al 1919, quando intorno a Benito Mussolini si raccolse un manipolo di uomini reduci dalle trincee e risoluti a combattere ...
... National Fascist Party leader Benito Mussolini was identified by Fascists as Il Duce ("The Leader") of the movement and became a reference to the dictatorial position of Sua Eccellenza ... In September 1943, Mussolini styled himself as the "Duce of the Italian Social Republic" (Italian Duce della Repubblica Sociale Italiana) ...
Fascism In Europe - Racism
... Mussolini's Fascism held that cultural factors existed to serve the state, and that it was not necessarily in the state's interest to interfere in ... The only purpose of government in Mussolini's fascism was to uphold the state as supreme above all else, a concept which can be described as statolatry ... Unlike Hitler, Mussolini repeatedly changed his views on the issue of race according to the circumstances of the time ...

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    Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.
    Benito Mussolini (1883–1945)

    War alone brings up to their highest tension all human energies and imposes the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to make it.
    —Benito Mussolini (1883–1945)

    Until recently the word fascist was considered shameful. Fortunately, that period has passed. In fact, there is now a reassessment of how much grandpa Benito did for Italy.
    Alessandra Mussolini, Italian actor, politician, and medical student. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 19 (February 17, 1992)