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Mussolini and the consolidation of power
(Nov. 1922June 1924)
30th October 1922
Mussolini was appointed PM of Italy, but his power was limited:
He still has to work with parliament to legislate (make laws) but he lacks a majority of
support (only 35 of around 600 seats) therefore coalitions are…

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with the church:
Children are baptised and Mussolini gets married in church
State gives money to increase clergy salaries
Compulsory RE in schools
Banning distribution or promotion of contraception (Catholics don't want extra
marital sex)
Dropping existing proposals to tax church property. By 1923, the PPI's position had
been significantly…

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