The March on Rome

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16 October 1922
Mussolini and 6 leading Fascists met in Milan and decided the time wasright to take power.
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24 October 1922
A Fascist Congress was held in Naples. Forty thousand Blackshirts chanted to Rome as Mussolini announces he will be appointed PM, or he will seize it.
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27 October 1922
The Fascists begin their 'march on Rome'. They begin to take control of telephone exchanges, police stations and government offices in parts of northern Italy. PM Facta asks the King to introduce Martial Law
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Successful takeovers 27-28 October 1922
Alessandria, Venice, Bergamo, Trieste, Florence, Pisa, Foggia, Apullia
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Failed takeovers 27-28 October 1922
Milan, Turin and Bolgona
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Squads March on Rome
Poorly armed, inadequate food, pouring rain. 30000 impatient to move set off on the 30 and 31 of October.
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28 October 1922
The King agreed to martial law. 8 Hours later he changes his mind and Facta resigns. Salandra is unable to form a Government with Mussolini
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29 October 1922
Salandra advises Mussolini be appointed PM. King sent a telegraph to Mussolini confirming a meeting
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30 October 1922
Mussolini arrived in Rome and he is appointed Prime Minister of Italy.
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21 Octover 1922
Most of the squads arive in Rome. It moves from a hostile take over to a victory parade.
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The King
Feared replacement (Duke of Aosta supported Mussolini, as did the King's mother). Doubted the armies abilities. Cowardly unconfident person.
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Liberals
Preferred Mussolini to each other. All 4 of the liberals eventually advised the King to appoint Mussolini.
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Army
Some Generals sympathised with Fascists. Marshail Diaz told the King 'the army will do its duty. However it would be well not to put it to the test'.
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Elite
General Confederation of Industry, Confedration of Agriculture and the Bankers Association telephoned Rome asking for Mussolini to e appointed. Pirelli and Olivetti (industrialists) did the same
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A Fascist Congress was held in Naples. Forty thousand Blackshirts chanted to Rome as Mussolini announces he will be appointed PM, or he will seize it.

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24 October 1922

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The Fascists begin their 'march on Rome'. They begin to take control of telephone exchanges, police stations and government offices in parts of northern Italy. PM Facta asks the King to introduce Martial Law

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Alessandria, Venice, Bergamo, Trieste, Florence, Pisa, Foggia, Apullia

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Milan, Turin and Bolgona

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