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United Italy (Monarchy), 1871 - 1947

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Benito Mussolini
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini
was one of the most prominent Socialists in Italy when he was expelled from the party for advocating Italy's entrance into World War I. He subsequently formed the Fascist Party and became dictator of Italy, but was forced out of power after Italy suffered several defeats during World War II.
Italy in 1947
Italy in 1947
The year 1947 was one of the most difficult in Italian history. It was the year that the peace treaty imposed on Italy went into effect, which in turn caused economic difficulties that then led to strikes, riots, and local insurrections.
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