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Explaining History
Fifteen minutes of 20th Century History for students and enthusiasts.
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April 2014 Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Apr 09, 2014
  • The Origins Of Italian Fascism
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  • What are the origins of Italian Fascism? In order to understand Fascism as a concept we have to delve into the 19th Century history of the country. The manner in which Italy was unified as a nation state led to a fundamentally divided country that was chaotic and unstable - an authoritarian idea like Fascism seemed to many on the right to be the solution to Italy's weaknesses.