Mussolini did nothing wrong


#1

Benito Mussolini, the dictator of Italy from 1921 - 1943 and head of state of the Italian Social Republic from 1943 to 1945, in my opinion did nothing wrong. He loved Italy and wanted to make her great again, and all his actions can be seen as nothing less than trying to do that. He was never as brutal or unfair as Hitler and Stalin, and to compare him to either of them is an insult to him.

Feel free to try and refute this.


#2

He allied himself with Hitler. He still gave people to the Nazis during the holocaust.


#3

[QUOTE=“Weltfenos, post: 417613, member: 2664”]He allied himself with Hitler.[/QUOTE]

Which was bad why?

Fun fact: the first country to oppose German expansionism wasn’t the British or the French. It was the Italians. When Germany planned to invade Austria, Mussolini sent four Italian divisions to the border to threaten Hitler with war if the Germans carried out their plan. This temporarily stunted the Germans’ plans. But Mussolini received no help from the Allies, and newspapers reported that he could expect no help from the British or French.

[QUOTE=“Weltfenos, post: 417613, member: 2664”]He still gave people to the Nazis during the holocaust.[/QUOTE]

No, he didn’t. Jews everywhere in Europe found safe haven in Italian territory, Goebbels even complained in his diaries about how the Fascists would not comply with the German request to turn the Jews over. Jews were deported during the Italian Social Republic, but Mussolini protected several, even though he was merely a puppet figure.


#4

When he came into power, he destroyed democracy in Italy. If he’s going to serve the people, shouldn’t he have been made accountable by those people?


#5

[QUOTE=“John, post: 417628, member: 5914”]When he came into power, he destroyed democracy in Italy. If he’s going to serve the people, shouldn’t he have been made accountable by those people?[/QUOTE]

He destroyed liberal democracy, with the intention of building what he viewed as a purer, more refined democracy built upon the Hegelian sense of “liberty.” the previous form of government had shown itself too weak to stand up against the Reds, and there was a fear that a Soviet-inspired revolution could break out.


#6

[QUOTE=“Luna, post: 417631, member: 3029”]He destroyed liberal democracy, with the intention of building what he viewed as a purer, more refined democracy built upon the Hegelian sense of “liberty.” the previous form of government had shown itself too weak to stand up against the Reds, and there was a fear that a Soviet-inspired revolution could break out.[/QUOTE]

You think he was going to do this, but he never did this. He made people call him “II Duce”.


#7

[QUOTE=“John, post: 417633, member: 5914”]You [B]think[/B] he was going to do this, but he never did this. He made people call him “II Duce”.[/QUOTE]

No, that’s pretty much the core of Fascist doctrine. In the 1930’s, he founded the Chamber of Fasci & Corporations which was to replace the Chamber of Deputies.

That is no different than someone calling Barack Obama “Mr. President.”


#8

What about his invasion of Albania? Why did he do this? He had absolutely no reason to invade Albania. His invasion of Greece was also for completly no reason.


#9

To resurrect the Roman Empire of course.


#10

To add on to what Arandomcapitalist said, Mussolini’s goal was to become the next roman empire. The is a part of history that is oftenely denied are ignored in the European class, before World War 2 and World War 1, Italy went on and tried invading Ethiopia, they were unsuccessful, so when Mussolini took power he wanted to erase that part of history by going back into Ethiopia and invading it again but this time by doing horrible and monstrous stuff to citizens. It is sad that in the 21st century we are still ashamed of our past and are unable to teach what really happened to most African countries and how they ended up in the horrific situations.