Rise of Fascism and Mussolini's March on Rome I Between 2 Wars I 1922 Part 1 of 2

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Rise of Fascism and Mussolini's March on Rome I Between 2 Wars I 1922 Part 1 of 2 5

In 1922, when Italy is in political chaos, reeling from the effects of The Great War and labour unrest, one man makes a violent grab for power. He is the prominent journalist and leader of a new radical, reactionary, oppressive, and murderous movement. He is Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini and he calls his movement Fascism.

Hosted by: Indy Neidell
Directed by: Spartacus Olsson
Written by: Spartacus Olsson and Rune Væver Hartvig
Produced by: Astrid Deinhard
Executive Producers: Bodo Rittenauer, Astrid Deinhard, Indy Neidell, Spartacus Olsson
Creative Producer: Joram Appel
Edited by: Wieke Kapteijns

Thumbnail depicts Benito Mussolini in 1919 colorised by Olga Shirnina aka Klimbim.

Colorized Pictures by Olga Shirnina and Norman Stewart

A TimeGhost chronological documentary produced by OnLion Entertainment GmbH

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Author — TimeGhost History


Hitlers rise to power is talker about soo much but i have heard barely anything Mussolinis rise to power. One of the reaosns i love this series is that it covers the event's between the world wars with all the great research and presenting that is top quality as always.

Author — john kirk


Denouncing the violence, Mussolini's opposition once said, "So if you can't beat us in the ballot box you'll beat us in the streets?" Mussolini replied, "Yes".

Author — 54DonaldB


Literally the most I have ever learned about Mussolini in 20 minutes.

Author — Urban


Syndicalism? Sorel?
But... but... Mussolini was a totalist!

*Kaiserreich mod leaking, sorry, I had to do it.*

Author — Tomasz Gałkowski


I studied Mussolini during a module of my degree, and my favourite story was one where at school a kid from a wealthier family mocked Young Benito for his poverty in front of his friends. Young Benito beat a retreat, came back later and hit the kid with a brick.

Author — JägerLange


"With some German efficiency" wow, that statement hits hard.

Author — Louis Swanepoel


Mussolini lives on through his granddaughter who made a J-pop album and is currently arguing with Jim Carrey on social media. Glorious.

Author — Alex Hay


Looks like Italy discovered Fascism in this round of Victoria II

Author — flyingkoopa45


I'm sure Luigi Cardona didn't help much. The one General that even Conrad Von Hortzendorf could defeat.

Author — Maldus Alver


18:38 Sounds like a normal day in Australian politics. I love these longer episodes btw

Author — Behemoth29


It is impossible for a Episode from the great war, TimeGhost and World War 2 to be bad

Author — martial arts,music and history


Anyone else spotted the *irrefutable proof that totalists will betray the revolution* ?

Author — Pedro Sampaio


It's funny how in both Italy and Germany, the governments changed so often, few people saw a threat in Mussolini or Hitler. No one expected their rule to last.

Author — macorl


This episode is just so action-packed, it’s amazing. It was utterly incredible researching and writing this! These long in-depth episodes is why I prefer B2W to TGW and WW2!

Author — Rune Væver Hartvig


The flipping and flopping of the various characters in this episode is very telling. When looking back on history we often give more credit to characters as "great thinkers" or "visionaries" because of our perspective that allows us to see the whole timeline from start to finish. More often than not they were just a bunch of confused and clueless individuals who were just trying to figure the world out with no real direction for where they're headed. They were willing to experiment with all types of ideas and happily changed as the tides pulled them in whichever direction happenstance would take them. Socialism today, republican the next, fascist in the end.

Author — drschplatt


About those dislikers you better stop or else...

Well, whose do you think that skull on Indy's desk?

Author — Pawel Zybulskij


Prime Minister: So we easily kill this fascists with the military?
King: No let them be
Prime Minister: Excuse me wtf?

Author — Deklan Madhen


References to the Roman Empire... problem is, almost everyone claimed to be the heirs of the Romans. White Russians defended the re-establishment of a Tzar (Caesar), Germany was recently lead by a Kaiser (Caesar), and painted the British as "The New Carthage", that had to be destroyed, the French prided on their Republic (still only a few of those in Europe) and claimed to be heirs of the Roman Republic - especially since memories of the two French Empires and their imperial Eagles were still close, Austria still remembered when their emperor was the direct heir of the Holy Roman Empire, Ottoman ruler styled themselves as heirs of Rome, etc, etc.

It'll be a crowded sea Benito to conquer it ^^

Author — Zacharie Guillerey


Mussolini was one of the greatest pioneers in meme culture.
Amongst many of his achievements was the first version of dabbing.

Author — King Username69 The Magnificent