“Undoubtedly a dictator, but nevertheless popular with the Italian people”, how far do you agree with this description of Mussolini’s rule in Italy in the years 1924-1936?Main Body: Concerned with:; Mass media, * Propaganda; Women, *Repression; Youth, *Popularity; The Church; EducationMethods ; Targets…Did it make him popular?Did the people like it?Did they even know it was happening?Propaganda-* Women-* Emphasized domesticity, maternity and self sacrifice?* Fed Propaganda in through education in school?* Contests set up to see who could bear the most children?* “Women must obey..
.my idea of her role in state is in opposition to all feminism. Naturally she shouldn’t be a slave, but if I conceded her the vote, I’d be laughed at. In our state, she must not count.”——Benito Mussolini ???* Mass Media-* Censorship?* Biased?* Radio ?* Newspapers?* Magazines?* Who read or paid attention to these things?* Youth-* Youth Oraganisations? [Members wore cool uniforms, they sang songs, they learned mysterious rituals]* Indoctrinated through education?* “make way for the young.
” —-Benito Mussolini???* Supressed independence?* The Church-* While Mussolini governed the political side of Italy, the Roman Catholic Church governed the spiritual side. In this sense,For youth oragnisations—–answer—-that fostered a sense of belonging