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Black Shirts

mussolini benito

Black Shirts, nickname given to Fascist Party activists in Italy. They were organized by Benito Mussolini in 1919 and seized control of the Italian government in 1922, forcing King Victor Emmanuel III to appoint Mussolini as leader.

See also: Mussolini, Benito.

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