History 410 Week 2 Assignment: Essay – Video Analysis

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Watch the entire video on Benito Mussolini (noted in the Required Resources). Identify and describe 3 aspects of the video you found most interesting that align with each of the following:

  1. Foreign policy.
  2. Violent and/or non-violent movements for social, economic, and political change
  3. Governmental authority/loss of personal liberties

Conduct additional research to provide an analysis of those 3 aspects. What information did you find that the video left out? How did the video enhance your understanding of those aspects?

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page


Video Analysis

Benito Mussolini was born into a poor family. His father was a blacksmith while his mother was a schoolteacher. He faced many difficulties in life as a child. His father was a womanizer and a drunkard. His escapades left him with little money to cater for the needs of his family. This made the childhood life of Mussolini to be very difficult making him grow up as a bitter boy. As a child, he was unruly, violent, and quite disobedient. He was involved in several altercations where he even went to the extremes of stabbing his opponent. Nonetheless, Mussolini rose to become one of the most popular leaders of Italy. Relatively, this paper will discuss the foreign policy, violence as a tool of change, and the violation of the personal liberties of Italians during the fascist era.

Benito Mussolini was obsessed with expanding the Italian borders. He wished that Italy could become as big as Britain or even Germany. Most importantly, he hated the fact that the Roman empire had deteriorated and vanished. As a result, he held ambitions of returning the glory of the Roman empire to Italy (Duiker, 2015). For this reason, the foreign policy that led Italy during the reign of the fascist regime was underpinned on expansionist ideology. In order to grow Italy to match the size of Britain and Germany, Benito Mussolini’s government started…..Please click icon to purchase