Mussolini's March on Rome

The Rise of Fascism in Italy, National Socialism in Germany, the Spanish Civil War, and the expansion of Nazi Germany (28 October 1922)

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The weakness of the Italian government and dissatisfaction with Italian gains in the Peace Treaties allowed for the rise of Benito Mussolini and his extreme right-wing National Fascist Party. In October, they marched on the capital, pressuring the King to accept them as the new government.

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