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What are some interesting facts about Benito Mussolini?

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There are a variety of interesting little-known facts about Benito Mussolini, including he was always a violent person even when he was younger and he was a socialist before he became a fascist. Mussolini was the leader of the National Fascist party and was the Prime Minister of Italy from 1922 to 1943.

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Other interesting information includes the fact that Mussolini was originally antichurch until he became prochurch in 1929. As a youth, Mussolini rallied against the Catholic Church while saying only idiots believed Bible stories. After he took office, he worked hard to repair his relationship with the church by outlawing freemasonry, exempting the clergy from taxation and banning homosexual acts among men.

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