In what ways were Hitler and Mussolini similar in their philosophies and actions?
Hitler and Mussolini were very different people. Hitler’s early life, wartime experiences, aims, how he came to power and how he ruled Germany were all different to Mussolini’s rule over Italy. Hitler’s dour and colourless view of life contrasted greatly with Mussolini’s larger than life approach to his leadership. Both leaders left their countries with a economic and social debt to the Allies which is still strong in the minds of many older members of the community.