Carnaro: A Test Run for Fascism

How A Small Croatian City Laid the Foundations for Fascism

Gabriele D’Annunzio

Our story begins with a man: Gabriele D’Annunzio, an Italian playwright, poet, journalist, author, aristocrat, army officer and war hero. In 1919…D’Annunzio became a dictator.

When World War One began, D’Annunzio, a self-proclaimed ‘Superman’ (having been inspired by Nietzsche’s Ubermensch), started to give speeches in…