Benito Mussolini: Biography of Fascist Italy's Dictator
Benito Mussolini started life as a devout socialist, like his father. He joined the party early on and became a popular member of the group. However, Mussolini broke with the party when he supported Italian intervention in World War I, and this got him ejected from the Socialist Party. He then began a new group called the Italian Combat Squad as an alternative to socialism. This party eventually became the National Fascist Party, and through them Mussolini came to become the most powerful man in Italy. During World War II, he aligned himself with the Axis forces and Nazi Germany, and this ultimately led to his downfall and death. WatchMojo.com learns more about the life, rule and death of Benito Mussolini.