History UsefulNotes / BenitoMussolini

27th Nov '17 2:24:13 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* Mussolini appears in LemonDemon's "Music/UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny" as part of the BadassCrew that takes down MemeticBadass Creator/ChuckNorris.

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* Mussolini appears in LemonDemon's Music/LemonDemon's "Music/UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny" as part of the BadassCrew that takes down MemeticBadass Creator/ChuckNorris.
1st Nov '17 5:42:19 PM Jhonny
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Soon after the British and Americans began their invasion of Italy, Mussolini was deposed by King Victor Emmanuel III following a de facto vote of no confidence in the Grand Council of Fascism on 25 July 1943. In September the Italians joined the Allies and declared war on Germany. The Germans responded by invading Italy and forcing Mussolini, by now wanting to retire, to form a Nazi state called the Italian Social Republic in Northern Italy. He "ruled" there for about 18 months, being little more than a puppet ruler under the protection of his German liberators, something he was ruefully aware of. In April 1945, allied troops were rapidly advancing into northern Italy and the collapse of the Social Republic was imminent. Mussolini, along with his mistress, Clara Petacci, and a small group of high ranking politicians and other leaders from the Social Republic, tried to flee to Switzerland in the confusion, but on 27 April, they were both caught by members of the Italian resistance. The next day, coincidentally two days before Hitler committed suicide, Mussolini and all of his travel companions were summarily executed; they shot him in the gut first, dragged him and his compatriots' bodies into the nearby city of Milan and then hung them upside-down at a gas station (symbolically an act of revenge as Axis forces had executed many resistance fights in the very same spot), while crowds of angry Italians would spit and throw things (trash, bricks, other unpleasant things) at the bodies.

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Soon after the British and Americans began their invasion of Italy, Mussolini was deposed by King Victor Emmanuel III following a de facto vote of no confidence in the Grand Council of Fascism on 25 July 1943. In September the Italians joined the Allies and declared war on Germany. The Germans responded by invading Italy and forcing Mussolini, by now wanting to retire, to form a Nazi state called the Italian Social Republic in Northern Italy. He "ruled" there for about 18 months, being little more than a puppet ruler under the protection of his German liberators, something he was ruefully aware of. In April 1945, allied troops were rapidly advancing into northern Italy and the collapse of the Social Republic was imminent. Mussolini, along with his mistress, Clara Petacci, and a small group of high ranking politicians and other leaders from the Social Republic, tried to flee to Switzerland in the confusion, but on 27 April, they were both caught by members of the Italian resistance. The next day, perhaps coincidentally two days before Hitler committed suicide, Mussolini and all of his travel companions were summarily executed; they shot him in the gut first, dragged him and his compatriots' bodies into the nearby city of Milan and then hung them upside-down at a gas station (symbolically an act of revenge as Axis forces had executed many resistance fights fighters in the very same spot), while crowds of angry Italians would spit and throw things (trash, bricks, other unpleasant things) at the bodies.
31st Oct '17 10:50:54 AM YT45
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Today, he is most famous for being the first fascist ruler of any country, and for his colonial war against Ethiopia in 1935 (called Abyssinia at the time) which proved the ridiculous incompetence of the League of Nations. He was a close ally of Adolf Hitler and fought on UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's side during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, although the Italian Army were more of a hindrance to the Nazis than a help. To be fair, when Hitler wanted Italy to enter the war, Mussolini said what amounted to "can it wait until I've industrialized my country in five years?" (this may have been a random number chosen to delay Italian entry ''indefinitely''... until Germany annexed half the continent with ease, at least). Italy simply wasn't ready for war, and Mussolini knew it.

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Today, he is most famous for being the first fascist ruler of any country, and for his colonial war against Ethiopia in 1935 (called Abyssinia at the time) which proved the ridiculous incompetence of the League of Nations. He was a close ally of Adolf Hitler and fought on UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's side during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, although the Italian Army Italians were more of a hindrance to the Nazis than a help.help[[note]] This was mostly due to logistical problems and political instability. The Italian Navy actually gave the British a run for their money in the Mediterranean—much more than Hitler’s fleet could claim, U-boats notwithstanding—and most of Rommel’s vaunted Afrikakorps were Italians who were quite effective in combat when competently led. On the downside, their issued small arms were mostly inferior to what everyone else carried and their tanks were absolute crap. As for logistics, suffice it to say that the long European tradition of joking about “Italian efficiency” didn’t just come out of nowhere, though to be fair the Germans weren’t all that exceptional in that department either, nor was anyone who wasn’t American or British (and who won the war, again...? )[[/note]]. To be fair, when Hitler wanted Italy to enter the war, Mussolini said what amounted to "can it wait until I've industrialized my country in five years?" (this may have been a random number chosen to delay Italian entry ''indefinitely''... until Germany annexed half the continent with ease, at least). Italy simply wasn't ready for war, and Mussolini knew it.
30th Oct '17 8:21:04 AM JamesAustin
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'''Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini''' (1883-1945) was an [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly Italian fascist]] politician who was leader of Italy from 1922, pretty much up to his death. Unlike his German contemporary UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, he was never in official command of his nation due to King Victor Emmanuel III nominally being Mussolini's boss.

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'''Benito Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini''' (1883-1945) Mussolini (29 July 1883 -- 28 April 1945) was an [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly Italian fascist]] politician who was leader of Italy from 1922, pretty much up to his death. Unlike his German contemporary UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, he was never in official command of his nation due to King Victor Emmanuel III nominally being Mussolini's boss.
26th Oct '17 1:32:41 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Soon after the British and Americans began their invasion of Italy, Mussolini was deposed by King Victor Emmanuel III following a de facto vote of no confidence in the Grand Council of Fascism on 25 July 1943. In September the Italians joined the Allies and declared war on Germany. The Germans responded by invading Italy and forcing Mussolini, by now wanting to retire, to form a Nazi state called the Italian Social Republic. He was caught while fleeing to Switzerland and executed by the Italian resistance in 1945. They shot him in the gut first, dragged him into the nearby city of Milan and then hung him upside-down at a gas station while crowds of angry Italians spat and threw things (trash, bricks, other unpleasant things) at his body.

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Soon after the British and Americans began their invasion of Italy, Mussolini was deposed by King Victor Emmanuel III following a de facto vote of no confidence in the Grand Council of Fascism on 25 July 1943. In September the Italians joined the Allies and declared war on Germany. The Germans responded by invading Italy and forcing Mussolini, by now wanting to retire, to form a Nazi state called the Italian Social Republic. Republic in Northern Italy. He "ruled" there for about 18 months, being little more than a puppet ruler under the protection of his German liberators, something he was caught while fleeing ruefully aware of. In April 1945, allied troops were rapidly advancing into northern Italy and the collapse of the Social Republic was imminent. Mussolini, along with his mistress, Clara Petacci, and a small group of high ranking politicians and other leaders from the Social Republic, tried to flee to Switzerland and executed in the confusion, but on 27 April, they were both caught by members of the Italian resistance in 1945. They resistance. The next day, coincidentally two days before Hitler committed suicide, Mussolini and all of his travel companions were summarily executed; they shot him in the gut first, dragged him and his compatriots' bodies into the nearby city of Milan and then hung him them upside-down at a gas station (symbolically an act of revenge as Axis forces had executed many resistance fights in the very same spot), while crowds of angry Italians spat would spit and threw throw things (trash, bricks, other unpleasant things) at the bodies.

Mussolini was afterwards buried in an unmarked grave north of Milan, but even in death the dictator managed to cause a bit of a stir, as
his body.
body was stolen during the Easter of 1946 by a group of neo-fascists, which presented itself as quite a concern for the new democratic Italian state. Upon recovering the remains of the body, the Italian government held onto Mussolini's bones for ten years, out of concern for a repeat of the theft, before they finally allowed them to be re-interred in a crypt at Predappio in Romagna, his birthplace.
29th Jul '17 8:37:22 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* Appears as the BigBad in the Gaddafi-era Libyan propaganda film ''Lion of the Desert'' (based on the story of the suppression of Omar Mukhtar's anticolonial revolt in Italian Libya in the late 1920s and early 1930s), portrayed by Rod Steiger, with the position of The Dragon filled by the ruthless General Rodolfo Graziani, plated by Oliver Reed.
* Rod Steiger played Mussolini again in the Italian film ''The Last Days of Mussolini''.

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* Appears as the BigBad in the Gaddafi-era Libyan propaganda film ''Lion of the Desert'' (based on the story of the suppression of Omar Mukhtar's anticolonial revolt in Italian Libya in the late 1920s and early 1930s), portrayed by Rod Steiger, with the position of The Dragon filled by the ruthless General Rodolfo Graziani, plated by Oliver Reed.Creator/OliverReed.
* Rod Steiger played Mussolini again in the Italian film ''The Last Days of Mussolini''.Mussolini'', which is actually a relatively sympathetic portrait of the dictator's downfall.
* Mario Adorf played Mussolini in ''The Assassination of Matteotti'', a 1973 drama focusing on the murder of Giacomo Matteotti (played by Creator/FrancoNero), Italy's leading parliamentary socialist in 1924.
28th Feb '17 2:39:56 AM Tightwire
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Today, he is most famous for being the first fascist ruler of any country, and for his colonial war against Ethiopia in 1935 (called Abyssinia at the time) which proved the ridiculous incompetence of the League of Nations. He was a close ally of Adolf Hitler and fought on UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's side during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, although the Italian Army were more of a hindrance to the Nazis than a help. To be fair, when Hitler wanted Italy to enter the war, Mussolini said what amounted to "can it wait until I've industrialized my country in five years?" (this may have been a random number chosen to delay Italian entry ''indefinitely''... until Germany annexed half the continent with ease, at least).

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Today, he is most famous for being the first fascist ruler of any country, and for his colonial war against Ethiopia in 1935 (called Abyssinia at the time) which proved the ridiculous incompetence of the League of Nations. He was a close ally of Adolf Hitler and fought on UsefulNotes/NaziGermany's side during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, although the Italian Army were more of a hindrance to the Nazis than a help. To be fair, when Hitler wanted Italy to enter the war, Mussolini said what amounted to "can it wait until I've industrialized my country in five years?" (this may have been a random number chosen to delay Italian entry ''indefinitely''... until Germany annexed half the continent with ease, at least).
least). Italy simply wasn't ready for war, and Mussolini knew it.
12th Feb '17 1:53:08 PM Jhonny
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->''"Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism."[[note]]Even though this is co-opting the term "religion" to mean "political ideology", Mussolini himself wasn't sure whether Italy was ready for fascism and he was an aggressive avowed atheist.[[/note]] ''

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->''"Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism."[[note]]Even though this is co-opting the term "religion" to mean "political ideology", Mussolini himself wasn't sure whether Italy was ready for fascism and he was an aggressive avowed atheist.[[/note]] ''
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11th Feb '17 7:49:58 PM LampUnderTheTable
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->''"Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism." ''

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->''"Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism." "[[note]]Even though this is co-opting the term "religion" to mean "political ideology", Mussolini himself wasn't sure whether Italy was ready for fascism and he was an aggressive avowed atheist.[[/note]] ''
23rd Dec '16 5:19:47 PM Saveelich
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'''Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini''' (1883-1945) was an [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly Italian fascist]] politician who was leader of Italy from 1922, pretty much up to his death. Unlike his German contemporary UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, he was never in official command of his nation due to King Victor Emmanuel nominally being Mussolini's boss.

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'''Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini''' (1883-1945) was an [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly Italian fascist]] politician who was leader of Italy from 1922, pretty much up to his death. Unlike his German contemporary UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, he was never in official command of his nation due to King Victor Emmanuel III nominally being Mussolini's boss.
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