Mussolini RTP

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  • Mussolini's RTP
    • Fear of Communism
      • PSI won 156 seats in 1919 and 123 seats in 1921
      • had 200000 members by 1921
      • Biennio Rosso
        • August 1920-occupied factories and shipyard
      • Fascism a solution
        • Damaged Avanti offices
        • 800 socialists injured
    • Weakness of Liberal Italy
      • System of Proportional Representation
        • PSI and PPI could not come to agreements
          • Cost of living increased by 50%
      • Italia Irredenta
      • 5 Prime Ministers in 4 years
      • Weak King
        • Salandra failed to form coalition government
    • Ideology
      • Extreme Nationalism
        • Italia Irredenta
      • Militarism
        • Ras & Squadre violence
        • D'Annunzio proved force was best option
        • Trincerismo
      • Anti-communism
      • One strong heroic leader
        • Stronger than New Italy
    • Mussolini himself
      • Created Fascist Party
      • United local Ras and imposed Squadre violence
      • Offered place in election by Giolitti
        • Won 35 seats
        • Legitimised as politician
      • Arranged March on Rome in October 1922
        • Refused coalition with Salandra
  • Seen as strong leader, an alternative to all the problems

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