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8th Mar '17 7:52:28 PM DustSnitch
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22nd Feb '17 5:11:26 AM simonsolly
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Despite all of the SelfDeprecation, if there's one thing italians are proud are their cousine, especially everything related to pasta, and messing with their traditional food is a huge BerserkButton (Like pasta with ketchup or pizza with pineapple[[note]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Seriously, do you want to add some strawberries and ice-cream on it too?]] [[/note]]). [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking They also eat coffe in tons of different ways.]]
17th Jan '17 7:20:50 AM simonsolly
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Modern Italy manages to be one of the world's leading economies, despite the country having all the political stability of a pyramid of cards [[UpToEleven in front of an active fan]] and an (ex, for now) Prime Minister convicted ''and'' still under investigation for all manner of corruption, [[Main/WhiteCollarCrime white-collar crimes]] and rather more interesting crimes. The main Italian car company is Turin-based Fiat, which currently owns Chrysler (marking the second time a European car company owns Chrysler, the first being German Daimler corporation); ENI and ENEL are two major players in the oil industry and electricity, respectively, and Italy's Unicredit is one of Europe's largest banks. It is no surprise that just about every major Italian company is headquartered in or north of Rome.

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Modern Italy manages to be one of the world's leading economies, despite the country having all the political stability of a pyramid of cards [[UpToEleven in front of an active fan]] (seriously, since the birth of replublican Italy, the government lasted less than a year in average!) and an (ex, for now) Prime Minister convicted ''and'' still under investigation for all manner of corruption, [[Main/WhiteCollarCrime white-collar crimes]] and rather more interesting crimes. The main Italian car company is Turin-based Fiat, which currently owns Chrysler (marking the second time a European car company owns Chrysler, the first being German Daimler corporation); ENI and ENEL are two major players in the oil industry and electricity, respectively, and Italy's Unicredit is one of Europe's largest banks. It is no surprise that just about every major Italian company is headquartered in or north of Rome.
27th Dec '16 1:09:06 PM Xtifr
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15th Nov '16 8:17:27 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Another national quirk is complaining: Italians definitely have a love-hate relationship with their own country, and will quickly [[CulturalCringe point out all its flaws and passionately complain about all the things that don't work]] (politics, infrastructures, the long list goes on), often joking that these things could only happen in Italy because we can't manage anything[[note]]A trait largely shared by [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} their Western neighbours]], incidentally[[/note]]. While there's definitely some TruthInTelevision - as [[UsefulNotes/{{Culture of Italy}} this page]] explains -, to many people it's just a normal conversational topic, kinda like Brits talking about the weather. It's a land of snark indeed (which might be why the Brits and Italians have historically gotten on rather well--particularly as regards Italians moving to Britain).

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Another national quirk is complaining: Italians definitely have a love-hate relationship with their own country, and will quickly [[CulturalCringe point out all its flaws and passionately complain about all the things that don't work]] (politics, infrastructures, the long list goes on), often joking that these things could only happen in Italy because we can't manage anything[[note]]A trait largely shared by [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} their Western neighbours]], incidentally[[/note]]. While there's definitely some TruthInTelevision - as TruthInTelevision--as [[UsefulNotes/{{Culture of Italy}} this page]] explains -, to explains--to many people it's just a normal conversational topic, kinda like Brits talking about the weather. It's a land of snark indeed (which might be why the Brits and Italians have historically gotten on rather well--particularly as regards Italians moving to Britain).
15th Nov '16 8:13:52 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Italy ('''Italian:''' ''Italia''), officially known as the Italian Republic ('''Italian:''' ''Repubblica italiana''), is the country which gave us two popular foodstuffs (pizza and pasta), the Latin alphabet (used by Romance, Germanic, Celtic, and many other languages), opera, ballet, the Renaissance, the Republic (the form of government, not the book), musical notation, the university system (started in Bologna in 1088 A.D.), eyeglasses, Humanism, ''[[InsistentTerminology Roman]]'' [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholicism]], [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and]] TheMafia. Despite importing its two major religious influences (the Greek Gods influenced the pre-existing Roman religion in classical times and Christianity was imported from UsefulNotes/{{Israel}}), Italy has been a major center of theological thought.

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Italy ('''Italian:''' ''Italia''), officially known as the Italian Republic ('''Italian:''' ''Repubblica italiana''), is the country which gave us two popular foodstuffs (pizza and pasta), the Latin alphabet (used by Romance, Germanic, Celtic, and many other languages), opera, ballet, the Renaissance, the Republic (the form of government, not the book), musical notation, the university system (started in Bologna in 1088 A.D.), eyeglasses, Humanism, ''[[InsistentTerminology Roman]]'' [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholicism]], [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and]] TheMafia. Despite importing its two major religious influences (the Greek Gods gods influenced the pre-existing Roman religion in classical times and Christianity was imported from UsefulNotes/{{Israel}}), Italy has been a major center of theological thought.
15th Nov '16 8:13:02 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Italy ('''Italian:''' ''Italia''), officially known as the Italian Republic ('''Italian:''' ''Repubblica italiana''), is the country which gave us two popular foodstuffs (pizza and pasta), the Latin alphabet (used by Romance, Germanic, Celtic, and many other languages), Opera, ballet, the Renaissance, the Republic (the form of government, not the book), musical notation, the university system (started in Bologna in 1088 A.D.), eyeglasses, Humanism, ''[[InsistentTerminology Roman]]'' [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholicism]], [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and]] TheMafia. Despite importing its two major religious influences (the Greek Gods influenced the pre-existing Roman religion in classical times and Christianity was imported from UsefulNotes/{{Israel}}), Italy has been a major center of theological thought.

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Italy ('''Italian:''' ''Italia''), officially known as the Italian Republic ('''Italian:''' ''Repubblica italiana''), is the country which gave us two popular foodstuffs (pizza and pasta), the Latin alphabet (used by Romance, Germanic, Celtic, and many other languages), Opera, opera, ballet, the Renaissance, the Republic (the form of government, not the book), musical notation, the university system (started in Bologna in 1088 A.D.), eyeglasses, Humanism, ''[[InsistentTerminology Roman]]'' [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholicism]], [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and]] TheMafia. Despite importing its two major religious influences (the Greek Gods influenced the pre-existing Roman religion in classical times and Christianity was imported from UsefulNotes/{{Israel}}), Italy has been a major center of theological thought.
8th Oct '16 10:40:18 PM DustSnitch
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The country was eventually united in 1861 by king Victor Emmanuel II of the House of Savoy, with the aid of patriots like [[BadAss Giuseppe Garibaldi]] and [[MagnificentBastard Count Camillo Benso di Cavour]] but it wasn't until the 1920s that the majority of Italians started speaking standard Italian - the biggest contributions being the advent of mandatory schooling (1859), radio (1924) and television (1954). This means that only older generations can really speak their local dialect, which is used mostly at home or in informal contexts anyway; dialect usage among younger generations is very rare, although it's still extremely easy to figure out where anyone is from just by how they pronounce standard Italian, as the accents vary tremendously across the peninsula - it often takes as little as ''few kilometers'' to hear a noticeable difference. Speaking any local dialect is nowadays considered a quite provincial and (at times) a gross habit.

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The country was eventually united in 1861 by king Victor Emmanuel II of the House of Savoy, with the aid of patriots like [[BadAss Giuseppe Garibaldi]] Garibaldi and [[MagnificentBastard Count Camillo Benso di Cavour]] but it wasn't until the 1920s that the majority of Italians started speaking standard Italian - the biggest contributions being the advent of mandatory schooling (1859), radio (1924) and television (1954). This means that only older generations can really speak their local dialect, which is used mostly at home or in informal contexts anyway; dialect usage among younger generations is very rare, although it's still extremely easy to figure out where anyone is from just by how they pronounce standard Italian, as the accents vary tremendously across the peninsula - it often takes as little as ''few kilometers'' to hear a noticeable difference. Speaking any local dialect is nowadays considered a quite provincial and (at times) a gross habit.
18th Jul '16 8:12:30 AM lakingsif
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28th Jun '16 1:24:26 PM Lyendith
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Another national quirk is complaining: Italians definitely have a love-hate relationship with their own country, and will quickly [[CulturalCringe point out all its flaws and passionately complain about all the things that don't work]] (politics, infrastructures, the long list goes on), often joking that these things could only happen in Italy because we can't manage anything[[note:*]]A trait largely shared by [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} their Western neighbours]], incidentally[[/note]]. While there's definitely some TruthInTelevision - as [[UsefulNotes/{{Culture of Italy}} this page]] explains -, to many people it's just a normal conversational topic, kinda like Brits talking about the weather. It's a land of snark indeed (which might be why the Brits and Italians have historically gotten on rather well--particularly as regards Italians moving to Britain).

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Another national quirk is complaining: Italians definitely have a love-hate relationship with their own country, and will quickly [[CulturalCringe point out all its flaws and passionately complain about all the things that don't work]] (politics, infrastructures, the long list goes on), often joking that these things could only happen in Italy because we can't manage anything[[note:*]]A anything[[note]]A trait largely shared by [[UsefulNotes/{{France}} their Western neighbours]], incidentally[[/note]]. While there's definitely some TruthInTelevision - as [[UsefulNotes/{{Culture of Italy}} this page]] explains -, to many people it's just a normal conversational topic, kinda like Brits talking about the weather. It's a land of snark indeed (which might be why the Brits and Italians have historically gotten on rather well--particularly as regards Italians moving to Britain).
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