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How many did Mussolini kill?
What were the domestic policies of Benito Mussolini?
What was Benito Mussolini World War 1 connections?
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Who spoke of restoring the glory of the Roman Empire in World War 2?
What were the lasting effects of Benito Mussolini?
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What and how many years was Benito Mussolini in power?
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5 facts about Benito Mussolini?
Some facts about Benito Mussolini include: Mussolini's full name was Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini Mussolini was a socialist before becoming a fascist Mussolini did not become a true dictator until 1925 Mussolini had 6 children. They were named Benito Albino Mussolini, Edda Mussolini, Vittorio Mussolini, Bruno Mussolini, Romano Mussolini, and Anna Maria Mussolini Mussolini was nicknamed Il Duce which means 'The Leader'
Why did the partisans kill Benito Mussolini?
During the war, the partisans were fighting against the Germans who were occupying their country and the Italian Fascists who fought with the Germans. Mussolini had been kept as a puppet-leader of these Italians. The Partisans fought against their own people to stop the war. The Italian partisans were composed of many different types and beliefs of people. There were Catholic partisans, Communist partisans and others. In order to be stronger, they had to band together and formed "committees" to run their organization. It was the Communist leaders of the partisans who wanted to kill Mussolini as they opposed the Fascists and their beliefs. The committee had to go along with this as the Communist were a majority. Most people and the Catholic Church(the Vatican) feared the take-over by Communists more than they did Mussolini's Fascists or the Germans. The Communist partisan leaders heard that Mussolini and many of his Fascists had been captured. They demanded and were allowed to take Mussolini and 15 Fascists for their execution.