Mussolini, Benito
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Mussolini, Benito

( July 29, 1883, Dovia di Predappio [Forli Province] – April 28, 1945, Giulino di Mezzegra [Como Province; executed]), Italian journalist and politician. At the outbreak of the war, this man who would later found Fascism still numbered among the advocates of a neutral, internationally orientated Italian politics. Mere weeks afterward, Mussolini, the former revolutionary socialist politician and journalist, had a falling-out with the party leadership of the Partito Socialista Italiano (PSI, Italian Socialist Party), calling for his country’s enterin…

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Hirschfeld, Gerhard, “Mussolini, Benito”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 26 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0416>
First published online: 2015



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