The Fascist State was the set up for Benito Mussolini's transformation to a one-party dictatorship. He made a series of laws for the basis of this. These included no freedom of speech and association, he turned freedom of press, and outlawed all other political parties. Many Italians were founded executed or imprisoned or exiled to remote islands. Benito made himself friends with business and landlord by helping their interests. Benito was referred to as Il Duce, or the leader. He put down labor unions and prohibited strikes. In an effort to harmonize the interests of workers, employers, and the state, the regime tried to establish a corporatist order. II Duce became close with Adolf Hitler when he labeled Jews unpatriotic, excluded them from government employment, and prohibited all marriages between Jews and Aryans.