There are countless individuals and groups who have left their marks on history, both favorably and adversely. Some people have left such a lasting impression that their names are remembered forever. This was true of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini during World War II. Even though history books portray him negatively, he earned a place in it for his domestic and foreign policies throughout the war and turbulence that followed.
It was both awful and fascinating how he used his fascist obsession to persuade Italians and the rest of the world that class conflict was no longer a factor in Italy and that everyone was treated equally. He manipulated people into supporting him with this lie, and once he had their backing, he became the undisputed ruler. When people understood that he didn’t care about their problems and that his laws were just meant to help the rich, it was already too late.
Mussolini was ultimately detained, but it took a while, and throughout that time, people battled and suffered seemingly eternally. Mussolini’s political and military actions both inside and outside of Italy were primarily motivated by two considerations that people today cannot forget.
One thing is known about Benito Mussolini’s political and military endeavors: he always pushed for a robust foreign policy. In reality, despite the fact that his early political objectives fluctuated quite a bit depending on the political environment, he always thought that Italy should pursue a robust foreign policy. This implied to Mussolini that Italy should pursue an expansionist foreign policy.
Actually, the majority of people supported Mussolini’s plans for international expansion. Italian history may be used to understand this. Italy, as we know it now only, came into being after it was united in 1870. A constitutional monarchy modeled after that of Great Britain existed in Italy at first. However, Italy’s attempts to imitate Great Britain as a colonial power were unsuccessful. This may have been partially a result of the imperial era ending in the late 1800s or early 1900s, or it may have been the result of Italian leadership failings.
The Milan was established by Mussolini in March 1919; it had no specific objectives other than a commitment to action and a professed desire for a robust foreign policy (Duggan, 2013). But after Italy was expelled from Fiume at the close of 1920, many Italians came to the conclusion that their country would need to forge a robust foreign policy.
The National Fascist Party was founded by an Italian politician in 1921, and it swiftly gained influence inside the Italian government. One of his strategies was to promote his views for a robust foreign policy, which he was confident might bring Italian national honor (Duggan, 2013). The country quickly descended into internal anarchy as the Fascists, Socialists, and Communists declared strikes and engaged in a real conflict with various factions of labor.