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Italy ('''Italian:''' ''Italia''), officially known as the Italian Republic ('''Italian:''' ''Repubblica italiana''), is the Southern European 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. Member of UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion and UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}. Now has the Euro, so RidiculousExchangeRates jokes no longer work. One of the top 8 largest economies in the world by GDP, and easily in the top 20 by any economic measurement, despite corruption, few natural resources, a backwards South, an archaic political structure and incompetent (at best) politicians.

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Italy ('''Italian:''' ''Italia''), officially known as the Italian Republic ('''Italian:''' ''Repubblica italiana''), is the Southern European 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 Fascism 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. Member of UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion and UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}. Now has the Euro, so RidiculousExchangeRates jokes no longer work. One of the top 8 largest economies in the world by GDP, and easily in the top 20 by any economic measurement, despite corruption, few natural resources, a backwards South, an archaic political structure and incompetent (at best) politicians.
28th Oct '17 2:09:33 AM mavacca
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Italy was a late-comer to the scramble for Africa, but it eventually managed to acquire some hard-scrabble colonies (Somalia, Eritrea, Libya) between 1882 and 1911; UsefulNotes/WorldWarI brought a chance for the new country to shine on the world stage, and Italy was persuaded to leave its previous alliance with Germany and Austria (it should be noted, however, that said alliance was purely defensive in nature and that the majority of Italians despised the Austrians, who had been their long-time enemies) and join the Allies (1915) in exchange for some territorial gains at Austria's expense. They got it, but still felt short-changed. The rise of UsefulNotes/RedOctober inspired a major revolutionary wave in Italy, further polarizing the regional and class divide and fracturing the pre-war constitutional monarchy. This paved the way for the rise of UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini and UsefulNotes/FascistItaly. Mussolini during TheThirties at times seemed like he could tilt towards an anti-Nazi side (similar to the Greek Dictators who were friendly with England) despite fighting alongside Hitler during the fascist intervention of the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Mussolini's main contribution was the disastrous invasion of Greece and sundry other blunders which led to the Allied Invasion of Italy. This eventually led to him being toppled first by his fellow fascists. King Victor Emmanuel III then appointed Marshal Pietro Badoglio as his replacement and in 1943 and under his rule, Italy signed on with the Allies, while the Nazis busted Mussolini out from prison, made him one of their puppets and invaded and occupied parts of Italy alongside collaborators and fascists. Eventually, the ''partigiani'' ([[LaResistance the Italian guerrillas fighting the occupying German forces and their fascist collaborators]]) caught Mussolini and he became the only major European dictator of the pre-war era to be toppled by his own people and executed by them (complete with a proverbial [[DeadGuyOnDisplay ritualistic mocking of his corpse]]), a fact that quite a few Italians are proud of who note that Hitler stayed in power till the Red Army marched in Berlin (committing suicide in part because of what happened to Mussolini) while Stalin and Franco died in their sleep. The Constitutional Monarchy under Victor Emmanuel did not survive the war, and for the first time [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic since before 0 BCE]], Italy came to be governed under [[UsefulNotes/RepublicanItaly an unified Republican state]].

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Italy was a late-comer to the scramble for Africa, but it eventually managed to acquire some hard-scrabble colonies (Somalia, Eritrea, Libya) between 1882 and 1911; UsefulNotes/WorldWarI brought a chance for the new country to shine on the world stage, and Italy was persuaded to leave its previous alliance with Germany and Austria (it should be noted, however, that said alliance was purely defensive in nature and that the majority of Italians despised the Austrians, who had been their long-time enemies) and join the Allies (1915) in exchange for some territorial gains at Austria's expense. They got it, but still felt short-changed. The rise of UsefulNotes/RedOctober inspired a major revolutionary wave in Italy, further polarizing the regional and class divide and fracturing the pre-war constitutional monarchy. This paved the way for the rise of UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini and UsefulNotes/FascistItaly. Mussolini during TheThirties at times seemed like he could tilt towards an anti-Nazi side (similar to the Greek Dictators who were friendly with England) despite fighting alongside Hitler during the fascist intervention of the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar. UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar, but he eventually decided to fight on Hitler's side.

During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Mussolini's main contribution was the disastrous invasion of Greece and sundry other blunders which led to the Allied Invasion of Italy. This eventually led to him being toppled first by his fellow fascists. King Victor Emmanuel III then appointed Marshal Pietro Badoglio as his replacement and in 1943 and under his rule, Italy signed on with the Allies, while the Nazis busted Mussolini out from prison, made him one of their puppets and invaded and occupied parts of Italy alongside collaborators and fascists. Eventually, the ''partigiani'' ([[LaResistance the Italian guerrillas fighting the occupying German forces and their fascist collaborators]]) caught Mussolini and he became the only major European dictator of the pre-war era to be toppled by his own people and executed by them (complete with a proverbial [[DeadGuyOnDisplay ritualistic mocking of his corpse]]), a fact that quite a few Italians are still proud of who of, especially when they note that Hitler stayed in power till the Red Army marched in Berlin (committing suicide in part because of what happened to Mussolini) Mussolini), while Stalin and Franco died in their sleep. The Constitutional Monarchy under Victor Emmanuel did not survive the war, and for the first time [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic since before 0 BCE]], Italy came to be governed under [[UsefulNotes/RepublicanItaly an unified Republican state]].
28th Oct '17 2:02:01 AM mavacca
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Italy was a late-comer to the scramble for Africa, but it eventually managed to acquire some hard-scrabble colonies (Somalia, Eritrea, Libya) between 1882 and 1911; UsefulNotes/WorldWarI brought a chance for the new country to shine on the world stage, and Italy was persuaded to leave its previous alliance with Germany and Austria (it should be noted, however, that said alliance was purely defensive in nature and that the majority of Italians despised the Austrians, who had been their long-time enemies) and join the Allies (1915) in exchange for some territorial gains at Austria's expense. They got it, but still felt short-changed. The rise of UsefulNotes/RedOctober inspired a major revolutionary wave in Italy, further polarizing the regional and class divide and fracturing the pre-war constitutional monarchy. This paved the way for the rise of UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini and UsefulNotes/FascistItaly. Mussolini during TheThirties at times seemed like he could tilt towards an anti-Nazi side (similar to the Greek Dictators who were friendly with England) despite fighting alongside Hitler during the fascist intervention of the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Mussolini's main contribution was the disastrous invasion of Greece and sundry other blunders which led to the Allied Invasion of Italy. This eventually led to him being toppled first by his fellow fascists. King Victor Emmanuel III then appointed Marshal Pietro Badoglio as his replacement and in 1943 and under his rule, Italy signed on with the Allies, while the Nazis busted Mussolini out from prison, made him one of their puppets and invaded and occupied parts of Italy alongside collaborators and fascists. Eventually, the partigiano caught Mussolini and he became the only major European dictator of the pre-war era to be toppled by his own people and executed by them (complete with a proverbial [[DeadGuyOnDisplay ritualistic mocking of his corpse]]), a fact that quite a few Italians are proud of who note that Hitler stayed in power till the Red Army marched in Berlin (committing suicide in part because of what happened to Mussolini) while Stalin and Franco died in their sleep. The Constitutional Monarchy under Victor Emmanuel did not survive the war, and for the first time [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic since before 0 BCE]], Italy came to be governed under [[UsefulNotes/RepublicanItaly an unified Republican state]].

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Italy was a late-comer to the scramble for Africa, but it eventually managed to acquire some hard-scrabble colonies (Somalia, Eritrea, Libya) between 1882 and 1911; UsefulNotes/WorldWarI brought a chance for the new country to shine on the world stage, and Italy was persuaded to leave its previous alliance with Germany and Austria (it should be noted, however, that said alliance was purely defensive in nature and that the majority of Italians despised the Austrians, who had been their long-time enemies) and join the Allies (1915) in exchange for some territorial gains at Austria's expense. They got it, but still felt short-changed. The rise of UsefulNotes/RedOctober inspired a major revolutionary wave in Italy, further polarizing the regional and class divide and fracturing the pre-war constitutional monarchy. This paved the way for the rise of UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini and UsefulNotes/FascistItaly. Mussolini during TheThirties at times seemed like he could tilt towards an anti-Nazi side (similar to the Greek Dictators who were friendly with England) despite fighting alongside Hitler during the fascist intervention of the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar. During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, Mussolini's main contribution was the disastrous invasion of Greece and sundry other blunders which led to the Allied Invasion of Italy. This eventually led to him being toppled first by his fellow fascists. King Victor Emmanuel III then appointed Marshal Pietro Badoglio as his replacement and in 1943 and under his rule, Italy signed on with the Allies, while the Nazis busted Mussolini out from prison, made him one of their puppets and invaded and occupied parts of Italy alongside collaborators and fascists. Eventually, the partigiano ''partigiani'' ([[LaResistance the Italian guerrillas fighting the occupying German forces and their fascist collaborators]]) caught Mussolini and he became the only major European dictator of the pre-war era to be toppled by his own people and executed by them (complete with a proverbial [[DeadGuyOnDisplay ritualistic mocking of his corpse]]), a fact that quite a few Italians are proud of who note that Hitler stayed in power till the Red Army marched in Berlin (committing suicide in part because of what happened to Mussolini) while Stalin and Franco died in their sleep. The Constitutional Monarchy under Victor Emmanuel did not survive the war, and for the first time [[UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic since before 0 BCE]], Italy came to be governed under [[UsefulNotes/RepublicanItaly an unified Republican state]].
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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. Member of UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion and UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}. Now has the Euro, so RidiculousExchangeRates jokes no longer work. One of the top 8 largest economies in the world by GDP, and easily in the top 20 by any economic measurement, despite corruption, few natural resources, a backwards South, an archaic political structure and incompetent (at best) politicians.

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Italy ('''Italian:''' ''Italia''), officially known as the Italian Republic ('''Italian:''' ''Repubblica italiana''), is the Southern European 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. Member of UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion and UsefulNotes/{{NATO}}. Now has the Euro, so RidiculousExchangeRates jokes no longer work. One of the top 8 largest economies in the world by GDP, and easily in the top 20 by any economic measurement, despite corruption, few natural resources, a backwards South, an archaic political structure and incompetent (at best) politicians.
16th Jul '17 10:20:24 AM nombretomado
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* UsefulNotes/RepublicanItaly: Italy after WW2.

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* UsefulNotes/RepublicanItaly: Italy after WW2.
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