Presentation on theme: "Benito Mussolini By Maggie Stohler and Danni Schwartz."— Presentation transcript:
Benito Mussolini By Maggie Stohler and Danni Schwartz
Objective Our objective is to discover Benito Mussolini’s journey to dictatorship throughout the era of World War II.
Benito’s Background Benito Mussolini was born on July 29, 1883 in Varnano dei Costa near the village of Predappio. His parents Rosa Maltoni and Alessandro Mussolini influenced his beliefs, creating the foundation of his socialist views. As an avid writer, he became an editor for Avanti, a Milan socialist paper, and proclaimed his views against Germany at the start of World War I.
Mussolini’s Socialist Views While working at the Avanti he grew to be “ the most forceful of all labor leaders of Italian socialism”. At the start of WWI, Mussolini supported Italian involvement in the war, but the socialist didn’t support his ideas. This fallout lead to Mussolini’s change in beliefs and he left the Socialist Party and the Avanti.
The Origin of Fascism After leaving the Avanti, he developed a new Italian newspaper called I l Popolo d’Italia along with the pro-war group Fasci d’Azione Rivoluzionaria in November, 1914.