Signore e signori, which is Ladies and Gentlemen in Italian. I am Benito Mussolini, an Italian Politician, and I was born in July 29th 1883.I was the greatest leader of the National Fascist Party, and I ruled Italy from 1922 to 1943.
I was born in Dovia di Predappio, a small town in the province of Forlì in Emilia-Romagna on 29 July 1883. My father Alessandro Mussolini was a blacksmith and a socialist, while my mother Rosa Mussolini, was a devout Catholic schoolteacher. I was named after Benito Juarez, the Mexican leader.
The conflict between my parents about religion meant that, unlike most Italians, I was not baptized at birth and would not be until much later in life. As a compromise with my mother, I was sent to a boarding school run by Salesian monks. I was rebellious and was soon expelled after a series of behavior-related incidents, including throwing stones at the congregation after Mass, stabbing a fellow student in the hand and throwing an inkpot at a teacher. After joining a new school, I achieved good grades, and qualified as an elementary schoolmaster in 1901.
In 1926 I seized total power as a dictator and ruled Italy as II Duce, which is “the leader” in Italian. And I am also known as one of the key figures in the creation of Fascism. Fascism is a governmental system where a dictator has complete power, and I used to control all industries and I can send anybody I want to jail.
Now, let me explain what happened to me back in the good old days, during WWI. There was something called the Italian Socialist Party, and I was part of it. But, I was expelled from the PSI (name of organization) because of my opposition to the idea of the organization to stay neutral in WWI.
Darn them, I said to myself, so I founded my own movement, called the Fascist movement. After several successful Marches and Protests, our party took over. So in 1922, I became the 27th Prime...
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