Dictatorship comparison: benito mussolini and fidel castro

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Dictatorship Comparison: Benito Mussolini and Fidel Castro

A dictatorship is known as: “government controlled by one person, or a small group of people. In this form of government the power rests entirely on the person or group of people, and can be obtained by force or by inheritance. The dictator(s) may also take away much of its peoples' freedom.” (Word Reference, 2011)
Benito Mussoliniwas a fascist dictator of Italy from 1922 to 1943. On the other hand, Fidel Castro becomes dictator of Cuba in 1959. Mussolini centralized all power in himself of the Fascist party and attempted to create an Italian empire. He was born in Predappio, on July 29, 1883. Like his father, Mussolini became a socialist, but at the time he was one of the first fascists. Fidel Castro was well known as theleader of the Cuban revolution, a socialist and a strong political leader. From 1959 to 2007, he ruled Cuba, leading it through many social reforms, US attacks, by holding on to a clear idealistic policy in a very strict way.

Mussolini was part of the founders of Italian Fascism. It included ultraconservative elements of nationalism, corporatism, national syndicalism, etc. After his creationof the Fascist ideology, Mussolini influenced and achieved a sort of admiration from many different political characters. The fascism is an authoritarian nationalist political ideology. Fascist people seek to organize a nation according to corporatist perspectives, values, and systems that includes the political system and the economy. Fascism was originally founded by Italian national syndicalistsin World War I; they combined extreme right-wing political views along with collectivism. Fascism is considered to be a far right wing ideology. There is certain confusion over whether fascism is of the left or right. This is due because the economic policies are not clearly defined. Fascists believe that a nation is an organic community that requires strong leadership, national identity, andthe disposition to commit violence and make the war in order to keep the nation strong and stable. Fascist say that culture is created by the national identity and they reject individualism.
In 1965 Castro became First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, and led the transformation of Cuba into a one-party socialist republic. Socialism, Castors’ ideology, is defined as a centrally plannedeconomy in which the government controls all means of production. A socialist society is a social structure organized on the basis of relatively equal power-relations (Heilbroner) . As an economic system, socialism is a system of production based on the direct production. For Castro, as he said before, “Socialism is communism”. But he didn’t only mix them but also denied he was a communist.Communism, actually, is a socio-political movement that exhorts to a classless and stateless society structured upon common ownership of the means of production, free access to articles of consumption, and the end of fixed regular payment of work and private property for the accomplishment of the production of a real estate. Socialism and communism have the same basis, but, for a governor is importantnot to mix different ideas wile leading a country, in my personal opinion. (All About Philosophy) He never submitted totally to all the communist ideologies from other strong nations, like the USSR, and he was reluctant to support revolution groups without clear ideologies.
Like Fidel, Benito was a socialist at the beginning. Then he started with others, the creation of Fascism and molded it towhat he thought, were Italian needs.

Both, Mussolini and Castro came to power after fighting a lot to gain so, and that fighting led to many conflicts before they were able to obtain the power.
The new state of Italy was suffering many problems before 1914. There was instability, mainly political, which caused an economic stability also. Between 1919 and 1922 there were five different...