Here is a question for historians. My mother told me that my father's parents came to the US from province of Lucca (comunes Stazzema & Sesto Fiorentino) in 1914 & 1915 to escape Mussolini.
However, I have read that Mussolini's government ruled from 1922 to 1943. Did he rule locally before he ruled nationally? Was his movement active in the teens? Did dissenters have to escape?
Many thanks, Peggy M