The war leads to the growth of Nationalism in Italy.
Italy joins Allies and Mussolini is conscripted.
Humiliating defeat at Caporetto
Victory at Vittorio Veneto
Outbreak of Second World War but Italy is too weak to join initially.
Avanti = Socialist Newspaper
Mussolini leaves Avanti (gets kicked out because he believes in the War and Socialists don't) and founds Il Popolo d'Italia
Italy fails to gain territory expected following the Paris Peace Conference.
Mussolini forms 'Fasci di Combattimento' or 'League of Combat' in front of a crowd in Milan
Gabrielle d'Annunzio captures Fiume and establishes a State that inspires Fascist Italy.
Fascists fail to win any seats in the election
Fascism starts to win support across the Po valley and the northern regions.
Strikes in northern cities; climax of biennio rosso
Fascists win 35 seats in election
The King appoints Mussolini Prime minister of Italy. This is followed by the symbolic March on Rome, which fascist propaganda presents as the seizure of power.
Mussolini as Prime Minister passes a new electoral law that allows him to win a majority in the election. This gives him power to rule without the constraint of other parties.
The Italian society deputy Giacomo Matteotti is murdered by Fascists.
Mussolini refers to the new 'totlaitarian' government of Italy. Other political parties are banned and the Vidoni Pact bans strikes.
The Lateran Treaty between the Italian State and the Pope wins Mussolini the support of Italian Catholics.
Italian victory in Abyssinia leads Mussolini to announce that Rome is once more the heart of a great empire.
Italy introduces anti-Semitic legislation as a result of the growing influence of Nazi Germany.
The Italian parliament is replaced by the Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
Hitler invades the Soviet Union and Italy fights alongside him.
Final defeat of totalitarian Italy and Germany. The Soviet Union emerges victorious from WW2