Kyle W. Schrader '16, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
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Mussolini and the Fascist Party used a plethora of propaganda techniques in order to suggest the renewal of the old Roman Empire with the rise of the Italian Fascist Party. Through the use of ideology, race issues, religion, educational control, posters, theatre, architecture, and archeology, the Fascists used the Roman past to glorify modern Italy and the Fascist party. The Fascists’ use of these Roman allusions made their own deficiencies more apparent and led to a general failure of their propaganda program in terms of creating a new Italian identity focused upon the Ancient Roman past.
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Schrader, Kyle W., "Mussolini's Gladius: The Double-Edged Sword of Antiquity in Fascist Italy" (2016). Student Publications. 431.