Images from the Footprint of Mussolini

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Promotional poster for the 1959 adventure film North West Frontier (Called ’Flame Over India’ in America). The film, a rare case of British-Indian cooperation , depicts the efforts of a motley band of soldiers, journalists and train engineers to safely escort Prince Kishan from the North West Frontier to the safety of Dehli. While in modern times the film has come under fire for its semi-rosey view of Colonial India (and even in 1959 the film was decried in nationalist papers as ”Whitewashing British rule”) it was viewed at the time as being groundbreaking in its portrayals of Indians, especially in regards to Gupta, the Indian train engineer. One thing that went uncommented on, even at the time, was the portrayal of Pakistani Muslims as savage, murderous hordes Who gleefully massacre any non-Muslim they can see regardless of age.
 


Nelson Mandela had been long time one of most important leaders of South African civil right movement and later prohibiterd ANC. He sat long time in prison but was released at end of Homeland War at end of 1980's. He was transported to Transkei Bantustan where government, probably due pressure of South African government, ordered him to home arrest. Mandela managed escape from Transkei during Zulu-Xhosa War on early 1990's. He got asylum from United States and moved to New York City where he spent rest of his life. Mandela remained quiet irrelevant person altough he wrote to several magasines and held public speeches against South African regime. He too published his memoirs in 1997 but it didn't receive much attention and was naturally banned in South Africa and its bantustans. Mandela too helped several people from bantustans. He died in 2013 in New York and was buried to local semetary.
 


Jackie Robinson on his military uniform in 1950

Robinson tried several years begin his baseball career but all attempts were stopped due racism which was just worsening during 1940's. So he decided to join army and fought on Chinese War. He was first American who received Medal of Honor on the war. Robinson developed close relationships with president Pattonand occassionally asked the president's help blacks on military issues and fighting against racism. Robinson saw how bad situation Afro-Americans had and decided join to civil rights movement. Altough Patton felt sympathy with Robinson's actions he didn't do much over the issue at this point, decision what the president said being one of his biggest regrets. Robinson and his activist comrades helped southern blacks to register themselves as voters which wasn't easy under harsh Jim Crow laws. On October 13, 1952 members of Ku Klux Klan stopped Robinson and his comrades just outside of Cairo, Georgia, Robinson's birtplace. KKK members shot Robinson's friends and then brutally killed him and left his body on yard of his birtplace.

Robinson's murder is generally seen as beginning of The American Troubles which lasted through 1950's. His death raged greatly the president and he ordered harsth methods against Ku Klux Klan. Paton too participated to Robinson's funeral. Later he signed Civil Rights Act and legistature which designated Ku Klux Klan as terrorist organisation.

Jackie Robinson's son Jackie Robinson Jr. has too continued on civil rights issues and has been quiet active on politics. In 1969, 50th anniversary of his birth, city council of Cairo, Georgia narrowly voted for re-naiming his home street as Jackie Robinson Street. In 1972 front of his birth house for him was revealed a statue. In 1992 Spike Lee made about his life movie where Denzel Washington acted Robinson. The movie reveived some Oscar Awards.
 

Peter II of House Karađorđević, the exiled head of the former Kingdom of Yugoslavia (circa 1966).​

Peter was the last reigning monarch of the Yugoslav state since the Italian-led four nation invasion, and subsequent breakup, of the country in 1940 (he was seventeen at the time).

Since then he had been a vocal opponent of the Roman Alliance, and lived in exiled in Britain until his death on March 4, 1980. During the Second World War, he had hoped for Anglo-American cooperation in aiding his efforts and that of the Yugoslav Government-in-exile (YG-E) to force the Roman Alliance to at least allow him to return to the rump Serbian state to be king of Serbia but with Germany’s invasion of Italy and the Alliance’s entrance in the war on the side of the Allies all talks of it were scrapped.

During the short Croat-Serb War, Peter entered into secret long distance conversations with then-Communist rebel leader Josip Broz Tito stating that although he opposed Tito’s ideology to the hilt, he had nothing against the man and wished him luck in ridding the Serb people of the hated fascist puppet Milan Nedić.

In the aftermath of that war, Peter made massive donations to Serbian recovery efforts. This earned him the scorn of the RA who demanded that London expel the “communist sympathiser”, initially London refused despite good relations with the RA. But when the secret conversations between the deposed Peter and Tito was discovered and released to the public at the height of anti-communist fervour in Britain, London’s hand was forced and the Yugoslav government-in exile was expelled from Britain and lost its recognition status.

Afterwards, the Yugoslavs headed to Sweden, whose government extended full recognition to them and allowed refuge to the stateless group. Since his death in 1980, Peter’s descendants continue to claim the defunct Serbian throne (having renounced claims on Yugoslavia with the YG-E reorganising as the “Royal Serbian Government-in-exile” or “RSG-E”) and with discussions in Serbia on a referendum on whether to allow the Karađorđevićs back into Serbia going around as of January 2021, the hopes of the RSG-E seem high.
 
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Emperor of Ethiopia, Zera Yavob I

At his youth he served on Ethiopian liberation army, altough as royal and heir he never hasn't been close of battle zones. As crown prince of Ethiopia he helped reconstruction of the country and helped his father emperor Amha Selassie I on his last years when his health was declining. Amha Selassie died in 2001 and then Zera Yacob became emperor. He has commited some small reforms but Ethiopia is still one of few remaining absolute monarchies. In 2004 he allowed opening of parliament but it is just advisor organ without any actual power and emperor and his imperial council have all actual political power. Human right organisations have vritised the emperor from poor human right situation like jailing of members of opposition and discrimination of religious minorities, speciality Muslims. But he is still very popular in his country due his many activities for improving life of his people altough most of Ethiopians are still living in extrme poverty and Eithopia has one of world's highest illiterate levels of the world. The emperor has too managed keep several ehtnic minorities on control altough he has pretty much favored usage of Amharic language. And Zera Yacob has too continued decades lasted anti-Italian policy and there is not any sign that Ethiopia would open trade connections with Italy despite that it would help to improve economy of Ethiopia.
 

Drawing of Benito Mussolini, used in the YouTube series “History vs.” by YouTuber HistoryInRetrospc (pronounced “History In Retrospect”).​

The series puts historical figures on trial with two attorneys and a judge, one defending the historical figure along with their actions/legacy and one prosecuting them. The series covers Napoleon Bonaparte, Augustus, Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, George S. Patton, Henry Wallace, Chiang Kai-shek, David Ben-Gurion, Georgy Malenkov, and of course Benito Mussolini.

“He is the colossus of 20th century, the Julius Caesar of his time, a modern day Napoleon in how he shaped the world around him. We can barely imagine the 20th century without him and yet like Caesar and Napoleon remains controversial. But was Italy’s Duce a great man who brought glory to his nation? Was he a saviour to a long brutalised people? Or was he a bloody tyrant who killed millions over the course of his decades long reign? It's time to put Mussolini on the stand in History vs. Benito Mussolini.”

– The opening segment of History vs. Mussolini (circa 2020).
 
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Drawing of Benito Mussolini, used in the YouTube series “History vs.” by YouTuber HistoryInRetrospc (pronounced “History In Retrospect”).​

The series puts historical figures on trial with two attorneys and a judge, one defending the historical figure along with their actions/legacy and one prosecuting them. The series covers Napoleon Bonaparte, Augustus, Cleopatra, Genghis Khan, George S. Patton, Henry Wallace, Chiang Kai-shek, David Ben-Gurion, Georgy Malenkov, and of course Benito Mussolini.

“He is the colossus of 20th century, the Julius Caesar of his time, a modern day Napoleon in how he shaped the world around him. We can barely imagine the 20th century without him and yet like Caesar and Napoleon, Italy’s Benito Mussolini remains controversial.”

– The opening segment of History vs. Mussolini (circa 2020).
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Irish-born comicbook writer Garth Ennis. Born in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, Garth Ennis received widespread acclaim for his work in Judge Dredd, which included the famous story arc “Judgement Day”. He also wrote the superhero-deconstruction story The Boys, as well as several critically-acclaimed war stories including “Tales from Trieste” and “Last Days of Berlin”.
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Page from the comicbook “Last Days of Berlin”. Following multiple characters and armies, the story covers the final days of Berlin, starting with the death of Adolf Hitler, and ending with the American flag being raised over a dead, poisonous Reichstag. It remains one of Ennis’ best works, despite accussations of whitewashing the Free German Army.
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Panel taken from the 20-part Judge Dredd storyline “Judgement Day”. The vile necromancer Sabot creates an army of zombies, with plans to take over the Earth and from there the Galaxy. To stop him, Dredd enlists the Judges from the other Megacities as well as the help of a mutant timecop named Johnny Alpha (time travel and interdimensional travel having been established as a reoccurring issue in the universe). Featuring Ennis’ trademark blend of black comedy, high-octane action and mature content, it is considered to be one of the best Judge Dredd arcs.
 
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The high-speed train between Hanoi and Saigon, reaching an average speed of 300 km/h. Being able to link the two most important cities of Vietnam in approximately six hours, it's seen as a symbol of the modernity of the nation.
 
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