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Nationalism as Substitute for Religion
A discussion on how nationalism and political messianism were a substitute for religion in Italy under Benito Mussolini.
# 144564 | 2,500 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in History (Leaders) , Political Science (Non-U.S.) , History (European - 20th Century)


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The paper discusses how, in creating the means by which Italy could begin to compete with rising world powers based in Europe, Benito Mussolini engaged his populace through a new political messianic power. The paper explains that co-opting religion and even faith itself through the development of nationalism allowed the Italian leader to gain unprecedented power, and become an heroic and symbolic figure. the paper asserts that in doing so, and despite his fall from grace, Mussolini forever changed not only Italian politics, but also the nation's ideology.

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"In creating the means by which Italy could begin to compete with rising world powers based in Europe, Benito Mussolini engaged his populace through a new political messianic power. Co-opting religion and even faith itself through the development of nationalism allowed the Italian leader to gain unprecedented power, and become an heroic and symbolic figure. In doing so, and despite his fall from grace, Mussolini forever changed not only Italian politics, but also the nation's ideology. By the beginning of the twentieth century, Italy was rife with social, economic and political challenges. Southern Italy was especially affected:..."

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