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Was Fascist Italy Truly A Totalitarian Regime?

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by DUCE, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. No.9

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    OK, OK, there are a few tools which make the job easier, but basis technique which should work whatever you’re running.

    You can’t cut and paste a picture, you have to link to it, i.e. it must be on the web on your web site or someone’s else’s. One basic way, try this, go to http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/021112/5/q7jo.html and right click on Crespo. On the fly-out menu click ‘Properties’. The window that appears includes ‘Address URL’. The ‘http’ reference on its right is the full address of the picture only. Left click and drag over all that address to highlight it. Then right click over the highlight and ‘copy’ the text.

    Where you want to put the picture in you post, type [image] with the square brackets, ‘paste’ the pictures' address you just copied, then immediately follow it with [/image] again with the square brackets. It should look like this:
    </font><blockquote>code:</font><hr /><pre style="font-size:x-small; font-family: monospace;">[image]http://ca.yimg.com/i/ca/reuters/20021112/i/2215460878.jpg[/image]</pre>[/QUOTE]Use ‘Post Preview’ to check if your picture is displaying as wanted. There are other ways. [​IMG]

    Now, have you ordered the Mussolini book by Richard Lamb I mentioned going incredibly cheaply at Bookcloseouts?

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  2. DUCE

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    Thanks No 9!
    And no, not quite yet, I've just ordered in a few books written by Mussolini ("My Rise and Fall" and "Mussolini's Memoirs")...but I"m trying to convince my parents to lend me the $$$

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  3. Kai-Petri

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    History is interesting:

    In February 1923, Mussolini and the Fascist Grand Council introduced the Acerbo Law. This law changed election results. Now if one party got just 25% (or more) of the votes cast in an election, they would get 66% of the seats in parliament.

    When it came for Parliament to vote on the Acerbo Law, many politicians agreed to a law that would almost certainly end their political careers if they were not fascists. Why did they do this?

    The gallery in the hall in which the politicians voted was filled with armed fascist thugs who had a good view of anybody who spoke out against the law. The threat was clear and real. If you voted for the law, you would be fine. If you did not, then you were certainly in danger from fascist thugs.
     
  4. toki2

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    It would be helpful if posters gave references of their sources especially in a topic asking our opinion. The information that is used for the debate needs to be from reliable documents. The web is not thought to be a good source especially Wikipedia.
     
  5. Kai-Petri

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    No problem.

    For instance:

    http://global.britannica.com/topic/Acerbo-Law


    In 1923 Mussolini proposed an electoral reform, known as the Acerbo Law, that gave two-thirds of the seats in Parliament to the party that received the largest number of votes. Although Mussolini insisted that he wanted to save Parliament rather than undermine...

    http://moosolini.weebly.com/acerbo-law.html

    In 1923, Mussolini forced Acerbo Law through government. Acerbo Law was an electoral reform, guaranteeing a 2/3s majority for whatever party received the most votes. Because of this new law, Mussolini won a huge majority, and was an important step for his control of Italy.
    Unlike Hitler, after the Acerbo Law was passed in Italy, Mussolini was openly criticized. He lacked the element of fear that was present in Nazi Germany.

    https://www.oxbridgenotes.co.uk/notes/the-british-international-school-ho-chi-minh/2013/origins-and-developments-of-authoritarian-and-single-party-states-notes/samples/mussolini-from-prime-minister-to-dictator-of-italy


    1923

    Fascist squads turned into a national militia
    Government passed the Acerbo Law, changing the electoral system to ensure that the
    most popular party was guaranteed a majority of MPs
     

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