In WWI, Mussolini saw a chance for Italy to become a great world power. He started to break ties with other Socialists and was kicked out of the organization.
In 1902, Mussolini went to Switzerland. He promoted Socialism and gained reputation. He was later kicked out of Switzerland by Swiss authorities for demonstrating Socialism.
In 1942, Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt planned to take Italy out of the war. Allied forces began marching toward Sicily. Mussolini was forced to resign and arrested; German commandos later rescued him. Mussolini then moved his government to northern Italy, hoping to regain his influence. On June 4, 1944, Rome was freed by Allied forces, who marched on to take control of Italy.
Mussolini attempted to escape to Switzerland, but was captured on April 27, 1945. He was executed the following day, on April 28, 1945, in Mezzegra, Italy, and his body was hung on display in a Milan plaza. The Italian masses greeted Mussolini's death without regret. Mussolini had promised his people Roman glory, but, he only brought war and misery.