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Italian Fascist youth movement Constituted on 3 April 1926, it was organized in three main sections, the Balilla (8–15‐year‐old boys), the Avanguardie (15–18‐year‐old boys), and the Piccole Italiane (for girls). Its purpose was to organize and educate a new, ‘Fascist’ generation loyal to Mussolini. However, it struggled to become the predominant national youth movement, especially given the continued popularity of the youth organizations of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1928 all other youth organizations were outlawed, but even afterwards it is doubtful whether it succeeded in its mission of Fascist indoctrination, despite its predominance. In 1937, it was renamed GIL (Gioventù Italiana del Littorio).Hitler Youth

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Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).


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