The Fascist Corporate State

Main Aims

Early Success

In 1922, Mussolini appointed an Economics professor, Alberto de Stefani, as his Minister for Finance, adopting liberal policies of reducing the government’s economic intervention, stimulating investment, reducing taxes on war profits, reducing public spending and taking steps to balance the budget. 

In the early years of the Fascist government, the Italian economy was improving.

In 1925, de Stefani was dismissed

His position was filled by an industrialist and the Fascist Economic Structure was began to develop

(Above) Alberto de Stefani

How did Mussolini build a Corporate State?

Alfredo Rocco's Law on Corporations 

General Confederation of Labour (CGL) and Catholic Confederation of Labour (CIL) decided to dissolve themselves in 1927

Charter of Labour, 1927

The National Confederation of Fascist Syndicates

The 22 Corporate States

Parliament was replaced by the Chamber of Fasces and Corporations

The Third Way