Anti-fascist protester being arrested

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Italy: Benito Mussolini: Negative effects of Mussolini’s domestic policies

  • People lost their freedom of expression because of censorship.
  • There was lack of individual freedom.
  • Not all Italians were employed.
  • Loss of lives as those who opposed Fascim got killed or exiled.
  • Early marriages took place as bachelors feared the high taxes exacted on them.
  • It made children disrespect their parents and teachers by placing high priority on the Fascist government.
  • Overpopulation resulted from the Battle of Babies.
  • The Battle for Grain saw most of the land being used for grain at the expense of other crops
  • Italy became a policy state
  • Alternative opinions and facts not supporting Mussolini’s viewpoint were suppressed

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