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By Borden W. Painter Jr.

Rome used to be Mussolini's obsession. After coming to energy due to his famed march at the urban in 1922, he promised Italians that his fascist revolution may unite them as by no means ahead of and make Italy a tremendous energy at the global degree. within the subsequent twenty years, he set approximately rebuilding Rome because the finest web site and image of the hot fascist order.

Through an bold software of demolition and building, he sought to make Rome a capital that either embraced modernity whereas retaining and glorifing the city's old prior. construction the recent Rome placed humans to paintings, "liberated" historical monuments from cluttered atmosphere, cleared slums; produced monstrous complexes for schooling, activities, and cinema; produced broad new boulevards and piazzas; and supplied the regime with a show off for the intended grandeur, dynamism, and tool of fascism.

This exciting booklet finds Mussolini's large and lasting impression at the urban to which thousands flock every one year.

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