In May 1921 Benito Mussolini’s paramilitary fascist groups gained the first seats in the Italian parliament, a crowning moment after the foundation of the Fasci di Combattimento in 1919.

later that same year the Italian fascist party would see its official foundation. In October of the following year Mussolini would take power with the March on Rome, marking the start of over 20 years of fascist domination which would take the country to the brink of ruin.

in the 100th year anniversary of those events, we feel that there are still many lessons to be learned from the rise and fall of Italian fascism, especially due to some of the very worrying signs of neofascist activity on the current geopolitical scene.

To join us on our journey follow the “fascism 100” miniseries starting May 2021.

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