SAN MARINO: Most Honored

For the earth's smallest Republic, Dictator Benito Mussolini has usually had indulgent smiles. Respectful of San Marino's independence, II Duce has nevertheless insisted that the 32-square-mile midget nation, perched on a mountain top in northeastern Italy, should not be a refuge for Fascism's enemies. A few years ago, Benito the Builder obliged the Republic with a new winding electric railroad from Rimini to San Marino and a new boulevard down the middle of the nation to San Marino.

While preserving its democratic customs, in 1932 San Marino gave its Fascist Party a majority of seats...

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