Was fascist Italy capitalist?
There was an element of corporatism in fascist Italy because Mussolini had connections to wealthy families. It does not define fascism, however, like liberals claim in order to support communism.
fascist italy was fascist. Economic fascism was built upon a model based on a 19th century British socialist theory called Guild Socialism. Both Mussolini and Hitler held a very disparaging view of the free market.