Benito Mussolini declared war on United States. On July

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was born on 29 July
1883. He was an Italian politician and journalist. He became Prime Minister of
Italy in 1922 and remained Prime Minister unto 1943. He was also the leader of
the Nation Fascist Party. Benito Mussolini was born in Dovia di Predappio, a
small town in the province of Forli in Romagna. His father, Alessandro
Mussolini, was a blacksmith. His mother, Rosa, was a Catholic schoolteacher. His
name Benito came from the Mexican leftist president Benito Juarez. In 1922, he
took power. He threatened to take over the government, King Vittorio Emanuele
III, gave in to his demands and made him the prime minister of Italy. By the
end of 1927, Mussolini had become the dictator of Italy. Only, the king and his
fascist party could question his power. Like Adolf Hitler, Mussolini wanted
Italy to become powerful, he wanted Italy to become the new Roman Empire. In
1939, he occupied the country Albania. In 1936, Mussolini allied with Adolf
Hitler. At the breakout of World War II, British wanted Italy on their side, as
World War I. But Mussolini had already allied with Adolf. In October 1941,
Mussolini failed to capture Greece as their counterattack proved to be
relentless. On 11 December 1941, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mussolini
declared war on United States. On July 25 1943, Mussolini was deposed by the
king and his own Fascist Party because of the losses Italy had suffered. He was
arrested and sent to jail. His arrest was heard all over the radio. Germany
decided to attack Italy. The king fled the country without leaving the army
orders. On 13th October 1943, Italy finally declared war on Nazi
Germany. Thousands of troops were supplied to fight the Germans. But many
refused to fight the Germans and decided to fight with them and against the
Italians. Two months after Mussolini’s arrest, the Germans broke him out of
jail. He decided to flee to Switzerland, but a bunch of Partisans found him and
shot him.

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