Fascist Italy

"Fascist Italy" refers to Italy under the rule of Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism. The Fascists led two polities:

  • The Kingdom of Italy (from 1922 to 1943), under the National Fascist Party, and
  • The Italian Social Republic (puppet state of Nazi Germany that existed from 1943 to 1945), under the Republican Fascist Party

Famous quotes containing the words fascist and/or italy:

    I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system.
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

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