The most significant political achievements of Benito Mussolini include his successful creation of the Fascist Party in Italy and his rise to dictator.
Benito Mussolini, the eldest of three children, grew up in a socialist family, with his father instilling in him socialist ideologies from a tender age. Mussolini grew to become an ardent supporter of socialism both at home and abroad. However, he received sharp criticism from fellow socialists in Italy after he started to support Italy’s involvement in World War I; the Socialist Party advocated remaining neutral. He was eventually expelled from the party. He then joined the Italian Army, but he was injured on the battlefield and discharged.
On his return, Mussolini managed to convince other right-wing entities to unify to form the Fascist Party. His role as organizer of the Fascist Party gave him a strong voice within its political ranks. Additionally, the party’s support for nationalism and opposition to class conflict endeared him to the public. Using the Fascist Party, Mussolini managed to destabilize the country politically, forcing his appointment as prime minister. He used the position to consolidate power and assume the position of dictator of Italy.