Explanation Of The Intellectual Foundation And Methods That Were Used In The Organization Under Benito Mussolini.

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Benito Mussolini is a rare case in which history would have taken a different course were it not for him. Before Mussolini's rise to power Italy was politically unstable and economically underdeveloped. Italy was unified late in the 1800s around the time of Mussolini's birth in 1883 and the time of Garibaldi's death in 1882. Although Italy successfully united the country on a map, there was a severe lack of unity within the country's boarders. Preexisting conflicts between north and south Italy were not abandoned with the unification. Italy's government did not represent its people but its government and business officials. Italians did not have a sense of national pride to Italy and that would not change until Mussolini would come into power years later with ideals of fascism. Ideas that were twisted and shaped throughout his entire life.
Benito Mussolini was born July 29th, 1883 in Predappio, Italy. His foundation in politics began in his childhood and adolescents. Mussolini grew up in a lower class family. His father was heavily involved with politics having written political articles for a local news paper in the past and being noticed by the Office of Public Security (Roy MacGregor, p.17/18). His Mother was an elementary school teacher (MacGregor p18). As a child, Mussolini was disobedient and violent. He had a passion for politics from his father and was expelled from many schools (Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini). At the age of nine, his mother was able to have him attend boarding school in Faenza. It was at Faenza when Mussolini learned of differences between the classes. He was treated poorly by rich students (MacGregor p20). He was expelled from Faenza after his first year for his violence.
During Mussolini's childhood, Italy faced problems of class discrimination, civil unrest, and government corruption. Southern Italy was stricken by disease, illiteracy, and lack of industrial innovation. Malaria and cholera were major killers. Industry was primarily in Northern Italy, leaving Southern Italians dependent on farming and yearly crop availability (“Hometowns – Campania...”). In Northern Italy, industry was flourishing with railways, factories, and automobile development. The northern half of the country was in a much better position than its southern counterparts and this only further established the disunity within the country (Pearce Roberts). Giuseppe Mazzini stated on the situation of the Italian Government; “The Italy which we represent today, like it or not, is a living lie … Italy was put together just as though it were a piece of lifeless mosaic, and the battles which made this mosaic were fought by foreign rulers who should have been loathed as our common enemies … The battles fought by Italy in this process were defeats … Italians are now without a constitution that could express their will. We can therefore have no real national existence or international policy of our own. In domestic politics … we are governed by a few...

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