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Mussolini

Benito known as il Duce. 1883--1945, Italian Fascist dictator. After the Fascist march on Rome, he was appointed prime minister by King Victor Emmanuel III (1922) and assumed dictatorial powers. He annexed Abyssinia and allied Italy with Germany (1936), entering World War II in 1940. He was forced to resign following the Allied invasion of Sicily (1943) and was eventually shot by Italian partisans
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On April 21,1924, the day he received honorary Roman citizenship, Mussolini affirmed: "Roma non puo, non deve essere soltanto una citta moderna, nel senso banale della parola; deve essere una citta degna della sua gloria, e questa gloria deve rinnovare incessantemente per tramandarla, come retaggio dell'eta fascista, alle generazioni che verranno" (Opera omnia, XX: 234).
In the Lok Sabha elections, Mussolini will not get even two seats.
In July 1943, Mussolini was forced to resign by Italy's king, Victor Emmanuel.
Mussolini tried to oppress his fellow countrymen and joined forces with Adolf Hitler in World War II.
It was Mussolini who sent Italian Jews to Hitler's concentration camps; Mussolini who allied Italy with Germany in the Second World War invading Yugoslavia and Greece, and Mussolini who deported 25,000 people from Ljubjana to his own concentration camps as part of his own ethnic cleansing.
In these circumstances, he could not afford adding the opposition of Mussolini if he went after Austria.
The 75-year-old premier, who has announced he will resign by the end of the month under intense pressure from the markets, said he was reading a book of letters written by Fascist dictator Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci.
Regarding the Italian company's plans for the future, and its goals for the region, Mussolini told Gulf News: "Let me highlight the high potential of the market in terms of transportation in the Middle East and the GCC specifically.
The author provides some interesting information about Mussolini and his military.
In translation, the title of this movie means "Victory," the rallying cry of Mussolini, who became Italy's youngest premier when his despotic reign began in 1922.
Mussolini is presented as a determined and charismatic force.
As late as 1934, the Italian fascist leader Mussolini tried to come to the aid of the Austrian clerical fascist Engelbert Dollfuss, whom Hitler's henchmen in Vienna finally assassinated.