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1. Why did the king of Italy appoint Mussolini PM?

  • He had heart problems and it was straining him to be in charge
  • He doesn't want Civil war and him to loose his position or his head
  • He can't be bothered to run the country any more so he just lets Mussolini
  • He doesn't want to upset his mummy, because she loves Mussolini
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2. Why did Mussolini make Lateran Treaties with the Papacy 1929?

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

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

  • All the imported ships had been sunk and there were threats in the sea
  • 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
  • He fell out with the British Prime Minister and needed more bread

4. Why did Mussolini launch battle for lira?

  • The rise of inflation in 1925, the lira was decreasing in value
  • The other powers in Europe were unable to lend Italy any more money
  • The goverment were spending all Italy's money on new unaffordable stuff
  • The goverment was corrupt and the country was bankrupt

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

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


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