In fact, he was not an economic radical, nor did he seek a free-hand in the economy. The Fascist Party held a minority faction of only three positions in the cabinet, excluding Mussolini;  and providing other political parties more independence. Before his dismissal inStefani "simplified the tax code, cut taxes, curbed spending, liberalized trade restrictions and abolished rent controls", where the Italian economy grew more than 20 percent under his influence. The government moved toward resolving class conflicts in favour of corporatism.
Excerpt [uncorrected, not for citation] Introduction A book about Hitler and America? The brief title calls for an explanation. Half a dozen books have been written about Hitler and the United States, most of them dealing with German-American foreign policy between the year Hitler came to power and the year he declared war on the United States.
Many things in America during the s caught his attention and influenced his decisions. They include American isolationism; the activities of Nazi sympathizers in America, especially the German-American Bund; American public opinion; American Jewish reactions to anti-Semitic events in Germany; and American-German business connections.
Did Hitler have rigid prejudices against the United States that he never modified? Or did his perceptions change over time? Historians who have dealt with the subject of Hitler and the United States have often argued that Hitler was either ignorant or misinformed about America.
I hope that mine may be a fresh approach to this subject. It is now more than sixty years ago that Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the Reich chancellery, sufficient time to permit us to assess his intentions with a greater degree of clarity than was possible a generation ago.
The vast amount of material now available may be sufficient to fill out the record on almost any aspect of World War II. It is highly unlikely that many "new" documents will be found.
What may be valuable now are reconsiderations of certain crucial issues. Most historians have argued that Hitler did not pay any attention to the United States in the s, that if he thought of America at all, he did so through the prism of his ideology, which necessarily compromised his vision.
Many have claimed that Hitler felt contempt for Americans because they were a mongrel people, incapable of higher culture or great creative achievements. Whatever his distorted perceptions may have been, it is wrong to think that Hitler paid no attention to the United States. Indeed, he was better informed about political developments in America than has been customarily assumed.
Hitler did not want a war with either Britain or the United States; he believed that he could achieve his continental ambitions without drawing them into a direct confrontation.
He hoped that his reach for hegemony in Europe would not have to lead to the loss of empire for the British. Hitler hoped that the United States, militarily unprepared and officially neutral, would not intervene before he won his, necessarily short, European war.
He did have a very astute judgment of his opponents and a fine sense of timing. Yet a major and perhaps the prime cause of his defeat was the power of the United States. Another cause was the greater tenacity of the Russian soldier as compared to the German soldier; yet another was the staying power of the British.
In fighting against the three greatest powers in the world, Hitler had overextended himself, but—like Frederick the Great—he still hoped that the unnatural American-Russian-British alliance ranged against him would break up sooner or later. Yet many Germans believed that Hitler embodied the will of the nation and that his decisions reflected their true interests.
The recent German historian Klaus Hildebrand declared that "one must not speak of National Socialism but of Hitlerism. Ideas about National Socialism existed well before Hitler ever became active in politics. What Hitler did was to give voice to beliefs, frustrations, hopes, and grievances in a way that no German politician had been able to before or has been able to since.
His ability to appeal to a large number of Germans and to persuade them that they could become a great power became reality in Hitler needed the Germans for the fulfillment of his conception of German greatness, but the Germans did not really need him to be great.
The Germans are an old people with a long historical memory, which more often than not has failed them when they have given in to one of their main weaknesses, that of rendering unconditional loyalty to their leaders.
Yet they have survived even the worst of them, including Hitler, who admitted on one occasion, "A man once told me: The German people survived the great wars of the early and later Middle Ages. The German people survived the wars of religion of the modern age.Learn mussolini with free interactive flashcards.
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during the period. Ultimately, we may find that, despite the successful repression of the Mafia, the lingering North-South divide prevented the Fascist effort to achieve absolute national unity. The origins of the Fascist-Mafia conflict lie in the years following the Risorgimento, when the long-standing North-South divide was accentuated. A book about Hitler and America? The brief title calls for an explanation. Half a dozen books have been written about Hitler and the United States, most of them dealing with German-American foreign policy between (the year Hitler came to power) and (the year he declared war on the United States). Benito Mussolini, in full Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini, byname Il Duce (Italian: “The Leader”), (born July 29, , Predappio, Italy—died April 28, , near Dongo), Italian prime minister (–43) and the first of 20th-century Europe’s fascist dictators.
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Mussolini's new enemy for Italy leading the way to Fascism. It was the political strategy developed by the Bolsheviks in Russia between and with a view to seizing state power and establishing a dictatorship of the proletariat.
also known as soviet communism. By , the tensions between Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany reduced and relations became more amicable. In , Mussolini decided to launch a racial programme in Italy and was interested in the racial studies being conducted by Giulio Cogni. .