Often when looking at the war progress of any power during ww2, leaders are perceived as critical to what happened. There's plenty of discussion of say, Hitler's, Stalin's, or Churchill's influence on events, but Italy is hardly looked upon. Usually when Italy is discussed, all that's pointed out are their inventories or command. Mussolini was however, single handedly responsible for involving himself in ww2. Which brings me to my question in the topic title. Did Mussolini play a role in Italy's turn of events , similarly to the other leaders.