Mussolini's March on Rome

The Rise of Fascism

Europe 1922.1028

Mussolini's March on Rome

The Rise of Fascism in Italy, National Socialism in Germany, the Spanish Civil War, and the expansion of Nazi Germany (28 October 1922)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

The weakness of the Italian government and dissatisfaction with Italian gains in the Peace Treaties allowed for the rise of Benito Mussolini and his extreme right-wing National Fascist Party. In October, they marched on the capital, pressuring the King to accept them as the new government.

Main Events

Free State captures Fermoy, last Republican stronghold

Armistice of Mudanya

The Grand National Assembly of Turkey signs the Armistice of Mudanya with the United Kingdom, France, and Italy at the Mudanya, western Anatolia, bringing an end to the Turkish War of Independence. The three powers agree that the Greeks will evacuate eastern Thrace as far as the Maritsa River and Adrianople. The Kingdom of Greece will accede to the armistice on 14 October.

March on Rome

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