Founded in Rome on 7 November 1921, the Party marked the transformation of the paramilitary Fasci Italiani di Combattimento into a more coherent political group (the Fasci di Combattimento had been founded by Mussolini in Milan's Piazza San Sepolcro, on 23 March 1919).
The PNF was instrumental in directing and popularizing support for Mussolini's ideology. It was the main agent of the coup d'état attempted as the 28 October 1922 March on Rome (although a parallel agreement between Mussolini and King Victor Emmanuel III was arguably more important).
After the drastic modifying of electoral legislation (the Acerbo Law), the PNF clearly won the highly controversial elections of April 1924. Legislation passed in 1928 made it the only legal party of the country. The Party finally fell from power in 1943. Upon the conclusion of World War II, the Party was specifically banned by the Italian constitution.
Fascist Party in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit
The Fascist Party was the only legal party in Italy. While it had not been particularly racist at its inception, Italy's junior status to Germany meant that the Italians soon adopted the Nazi policy of exterminating Jews, blacks, Slavs, and others deemed inferior.
In 2010, the party and the country were led by the Duce.
The Fascist Party was humiliated when the Race invaded and conquered much of Italy. Duce Benito Mussolini was captured by the Race. Through the efforts of SS commando Otto Skorzeny, Mussolini was rescued, and taken to the United States.