March 2017

Mussolini’s Foreign policy

By |2022-09-15T12:34:36+02:00March 22nd, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Benito Mussolini with Adolf Hitler. Image credit Smithsonian Magazine

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Italy: Benito Mussolini: Mussolini’s Foreign policy

Foreign expansion

  • As things got difficult at home Mussolini started embarking on foreign adventures.
  • He praised glories of war and promised the recreation of the Roman Empire […]

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Mussolini’s Domestic Policy and Achievements

By |2022-09-15T12:34:37+02:00March 22nd, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Mussolini giving a speech.

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Italy: Benito Mussolini: Mussolini’s Domestic Policy and Achievements

One of Mussolini’s major aim was economic self-sufficiency with policies like the battle for grain, the battle for babies and the battle of the LIRA.

Battle of Grain

  • Mussolini encourage […]

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Mussolini: Main features of Fascist Dictatorship

By |2022-09-15T12:34:37+02:00March 22nd, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Mussolini’s dictatorship was characterized by autocratic leadership

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Italy: Benito Mussolini: Main features of Fascist Dictatorship

  1. Anti-democratic tendencies.
  2. Propaganda
  3. Self sufficiency.
  4. Totalitarianism and autocratic leadership
  5. Extreme nationalism.
  6. Emphasis on the country/groups/community rather than an individual.
  7. Anti-communism.
  8. Supremacy of state.
  9. National unity.
  10. One […]

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How Mussolini established total control in Italy between 1922 and 1930

By |2022-09-15T12:34:38+02:00March 22nd, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Mussolini during one of his rallies.

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Italy: Benito Mussolini: How Mussolini established total control in Italy between 1922 and 1930

Benito Mussolini took several steps to establish and consolidate his power in Italy.

  • In 1923 he passed the Acerbo law which […]

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The methods used by the Fascists to gain support

By |2022-09-15T12:34:38+02:00March 22nd, 2017|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Mussolini leading the Blackshirts on the March to Rome.

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Italy: Benito Mussolini: The methods used by the Fascists to gain support

  • The use of force-They used violence to kill off prominent opposition members.
  • Intimidation-those with debts were threatened with harsher and […]

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April 2015

Dictatorship in Italy: Benito Mussolini

By |2022-09-15T12:45:12+02:00April 14th, 2015|Notes, O Level History Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

 

Il Duce. Benito Mussolini. Image by History.com

Il Duce. Benito Mussolini. Image by History.com

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Italy: Benito Mussolini 

Post war Italy was chaotic and plagued by a lot of problems creating a fertile hotbed for the rise of Fascism and dictatorship under Benito Mussolini […]


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