Birth of Fascist Italy

Ref: C2346553

In 1922 Benito Mussolini, employing a mixture of bluff and threat, manoeuvred himself into power at the head of a fascist movement which then governed Italy for the next decade.

Course aim

An examination of the factors that produced Mussolini and his fascist movement

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • understand the character of the post-war scene in Europe that led to the development of extremist parties
  • appreciate the character and personality of Benito Mussolini
  • trace the steps by which he came to power in Italy
  • See the links between Mussolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany
  • estimate Fascist Italy's importance internationally

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All necessary materials will appear on Canvas pages

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Birth of Fascist Italy


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