What methods did Mussolini use to gain political power?
There are different methods that Mussolini used to gain political power. He came into power after decades of struggles between red and black socialists and he fought for the traditional status which resulted into loss of democracy.
In 1921, the Fascist Party was invited to join the coalition government. By October 1922, Italy seemed to be slipping into political chaos. The Black Shirts marched on Rome and Mussolini presented himself as the only man capable of restoring order. King Victor Emmanuel invited Mussolini to form a government.
There was the threat of the spread of Communism in America. Along with this threat, the Great Depression occurred in the early 30s crippling the world's economy. During the thirties, totalitarian leaders started to gain power, because they claimed to be for the people. Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were all gaining political power in the thirties. These political conditions led to WWII.
The spread of communism throughout America was a main concern in the 1930s. Also the Great Depression happened in this time period, which crippled the world's economy. Totalitarian leaders were started to gain power. Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were all gaining power. All of these political events eventually lead to WWII.
Why were Mussolini and Hitler able to gain power and engage in territorial expansions with impunity prior to 1939?
Hitler and Mussolini were able to gain political power because of political/economic problems. After WW1 Germany had to pay reparations for starting the war. France invaded a big industrial center of Germany. German workers went on strike and the government gave them money but created more marks(German $) in circulation causing inflation. In 1914 4.2 German marks = $1 in 1923 4.2 trillion marks = $1 Unemployment was also high and at one point 40%…
well he started by pursuading the country and telling them he was going to help them out with their problems. He came to the people in Italy and provided a better alternative to what they had already been facing. He was able to gain enough followers and as a unit they marched through Rome. In order to cease the conflict, Mussolini was made Prime Minister and given power over communist dealings in Italy.
Mussolini looked to the church as a huge source of power but also as a source of reliability as most Italians would believe anything they're told by the church. Mussolini tries to show the church that fasism could benifit them and set up a sort of simbiotic relationship (in 1922) through the years they supported Mussolini and Mussolini gave present to the church and gave them about 100 acres to make a seperate state (the…