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Italian Fascism, 1915-1945

ISBN-10: 0333949986

ISBN-13: 9780333949986

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Philip Morgan

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New, expanded and updated, Philip Morgan's single-volume general history of Italian fascism explains and interprets the phenomenon in the light of World War One and the impact it had on the lives of ordinary Italian citizens.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 11/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgement
List of Abbreviations
Map of Modern Italy
Introduction: Locating Fascism
The Conquest of Power, 1915-29
The War, the Post-war Crisis and the Rise of Fascism, 1915-22
Politics and society in post-unification Italy
The war in Italy
'1919-ism' and early Fascism
The 1919 elections
The biennio rosso and Fiume
The Fascist reaction
Giolitti and Fascism
The transition from movement to party
The March on Rome
Between 'Normalisation' and 'Revolution', 1922-25
The various Fascisms
Dictatorship by stealth
The conquest of the South and the 1924 election
The Matteotti crisis
The Construction of the 'Totalitarian' State, 1925-29
'Totalitarianism'
The party and the state
Syndicates and corporations
The Fascist constitution
The conciliation with the Catholic church
The revaluation of the lira
'Ruralism' and population policy
The Fascist Regime, 1929-36
The Years of the Great Depression, 1929-34
The party and the inquadramento of the nation
The organisation of the young, welfare and free time
The organisation of culture
The impact and limitations of 'totalitarian' control
Corporativism and the Great Depression
The Creation of the Fascist Empire, 1935-36
Imperialism, revisionism and the limits to Fascist foreign policy in the 1920s
The 'totalitarian' state: internal policy as foreign policy and vice versa
The Depression and Fascism's opportunity
The invasion and conquest of Ethiopia
Fascist Expansionism at Home and Abroad, 1936-43
The Axis Connection and the 'Fascistisation' of Italian Society, 1936-40
The Axis with Germany
Making something of the empire
Forcing the pace of 'fascistisation'
Autarky and economic preparation for war
'Non-belligerency' and war, 1939-40
Fascist Italy at War, 1940-43
The collapse of Italy's parallel war
The impact of war and the internal crisis of the regime
The fall of Mussolini
The Italian Social Republic, 1943-45
The German occupation of Italy and Mussolini's return
'A return to the origins'?
The Italian civil war
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index