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1. Why did Mussolini launch battle for lira?

  • The goverment was corrupt and the country was bankrupt
  • The other powers in Europe were unable to lend Italy any more money
  • The rise of inflation in 1925, the lira was decreasing in value
  • The goverment were spending all Italy's money on new unaffordable stuff
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2. Why did Mussolini make Lateran Treaties with the Papacy 1929?

  • to give them lessons
  • to appease them
  • to give them more food
  • to promise not to kill the pope

3. Why did Mussolini launch the battle for grain 1925?

  • All the imported ships had been sunk and there were threats in the sea
  • He fell out with the British Prime Minister and needed more bread
  • to free Italy from 'the slavery of foreign bread' and make it autarky
  • All the fields in Italy had flooded so he needed to build them up again

4. Why did the Aventine Secession take place 1924?

  • After the death of Matteoti, resigned parliament members set up their own party
  • the king died
  • After Mussolini got into parliament, the government went on strike
  • the king went on strike

5. Why did the Fascist party win an overwhelming election victory 1924?

  • through fear and intimidation, with Mussolini's speeches about Italy
  • using witchcraft and wizardry to force people to vote for Fascism
  • by using blackmail and rigging the election so 100% voted for them
  • He was so attractive every lady in Italy voted for him and urged everyone

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