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Synopsis: JW3 Italy course Thursday 3rd March

Please note, because of the tube strike, I shall be giving this lecture on zoom. One step forward and then one step back! Sorry, but the advice is stay away from London and we have had reports in Sussex of people fighting to get on buses.


The Pre War Mussolini Years: 1922- 1940


  • Aftermath of World War One provides fertile ground for Fascism

  • The March on Rome

  • 1923 Mussolini becomes PM

  • Acerbo Law and beginning of Dictatorship 1924

  • Catholic Support for Regime

  • Anti-Semitism of Regime

  • Mussolini and The Cult of Personality

  • Symbols of Fascism

  • Economic and Social Policy

  • Italian-German Relations from 1936

  • Invasion of Albania 1939

  • Into War 1940


Mussolini's Italy RJB Bosworth

Mussolini Peter Neville

Mussolini's Italy David Evans (Teach Yourself Series)

Italy: The Rise of Fascism Mark Robson (A Study Guide)

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