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Italy in WW2

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Here you'll find questions and answers pertaining to the people, battles, and historical events related to Italy and the Italian Army during World War 2, including the Italian military campaigns in Africa beginning in 1935.

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Countries Germany Didn't InvadeThe neutral countries: Ireland (offical Name of the state still to this day), Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.The micro states were not invaded: Andorra, Liechtenstein, San Marino, the Vatican.Britain, as this does not include the Channel Islands.Many of Germany's…
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Italy's main contribution was in tying down Austro-Hungarian forces in NE Italy. It was the site of many see-saw battles between the two that never really had much impact on the war as a whole from what I've read.
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When the Norman caused Harrying of the North, king William ordered his soldiers to do this so they would be scared and afraid to rebel against his army. His soldiers destroyed so many crops that it left 10,000 civilians starving, this went on for 3 years.Punitive raids by the Normans on the North o…
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This is only a brief, and superficial explanation of how Italy became involved in WWII. Basically, it was Italy's expansionist desires under Mussolini that initially got them involved. In order to help facilitate Mussolini's expansion aspirations, Italy signed a mutual-assistance pact with Nazi Germ…
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%DETAILS% Karen, I would suggest doing two things. First, consult your local American Legion post or VFW hall. Tell them your grandfater's unit and that he wants to contact other veterans. People in those oraganizations have the best chance of knowing someone who knows someone who was in a partic…
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It was absolutely vital. It was only through control of the Atlantic sea lanes that vital shipments of food, fuel, ammunition and all other war materiel were able to get to Britain. Had Germany been able to blockade Great Britain then the British would soon have been out of the war, theri people red…
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Hi SonjaI believe there are many possible answers to your question.Military units used in the role you mention are usually called Diversionary units. A modern example would be the Soviet Spetznaz units, designed to operate in a grayzone between war and peace and facilitate easy takeovers by precisio…
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The answer cover the two world wars in which both Italy and Germany participated in. World War I : Italy versus Central Powers Italy fought the Central powers in World War I, in an attempt to consolidate their northern borders. They defeated Austria-Hungary despite the efforts of the German Empir…
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Italy invaded Etiopia mostly because of border problems and then later allied with Germany At that time Benito Mussolini just came into power. He promissed Italy that he would help improve the economic condition and help Italy regain the power it had in the Roman Empire. WW2 helped do that. Towa…
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Answer Italy was involved in almost every single attack that Germany made. Answer Before the WWII they attacked Albania and Ethiopia. In 1940 they attacked Greece. Italy fought in Northern Africa, as well as the Balkans, such as Albania, Greece, etc.
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Metternich did his utmost to try to keep nothern Italy under Austrian control and to prevent the unification of Italy.
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Mussolini could speak French quite well,, and in German could make himself understood. When exchanging pleasantries with Hitler he would speak to him in German, however when the conversation concerned matters of state they would both use an interpreter. Mussolini could also speak some English and th…
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One of the worst atrocities in WWII took place in an area south of Bologna called Monte Sole. Thousands of people were slaughtered by the Waffen SS and the Herman Goering division in response to partisan attacks in the area. And, while some of the victims (most shot by firing squads)were indeed part…
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Germany and Italy helped Nationalist Franco Forces in the Spnish Civil War 1936-1939 (Before World war 2) While Germany attacked France by the North East in 1940, Italy attacked by surprise the South of France in an unprepared Operation that failed. In 1941 Italy alone attacked Greece in intense f…
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%REPLIES% Answer Italy started the war in 1940 on the side of the Axis. As the war turned bad for Hitler and his followers, so too did the fortunes of Italy. Operation Torch (US landings in west Africa) was followed by the invasion of Sicily. This in turn led to the invasion of Italy pro…
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Mussolini told Italy that they can have all the land they want if they fight in world war 2. he said that they would not lose the war.
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WWII affected Itlay greatly when it came to their economy. WWI had already sent their economy to the pits and the second world war didn't help this at all.
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i was for awhile stationed in cividale Italy this town had no damage compared to other towns this town had a small orphanege the people were happy there was no food shortage we did send a lot of food to the orphanege
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Italy was quite possibly the most inept and pathetic major nation involved in a major war in the last century.Italy drug the fine German war machine into the north Africa campaign that both delayed the Russian offensive by at least a couple of weeks and drained precious resources. After making a mes…
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Adolf Hitler and the other Nazi leaders.MLM  Whomever lost the war is held responsible.. ex in WWI Germany was held responsible and left with the bill and had their worlds curtailed by the Treaty of Versailles. That was a huge reason why Hitler created the Nazi party and wrote the 25 Points. T…
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Germany invaded: Austria (1938)Poland (1939)Denmark (1940)Norway (1940)Belgium (1940)The Netherlands (1940)Luxembourg (1940)France (1940)Greece (1941Yugoslavia (1941) USSR (1941)Italy (1943)Hungary (1944)
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The Italian military was very impressive, on parade, at home, on a sunny summer day. They looked GREAT, wonderful uniforms, splendid feathers in their dress uniform hats, the best leather boots, and belts that money could buy. The officers were magnificent on their horses, and the trucks were shined…
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The same thing that Hitler promised the German people. Employment, food and pride in their nation, combined with a economy that would be stable and growing. He also promised to " make the trains run on time " which was a dig at the poor way in which Italians apply themselves to their work. Nothing…
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Canada's Role was to help the british Eight Army fight it's way up the Adriatic coast, in hopes of beating the US to Rome. Canada played a major Part in breaking many of the German defenses. Canadians broke the Moro River line thatpaved the way to Ortona. The Loyal Edmonton Regiment and The Seaforth…
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Answer glory and power. true but it was mostly because his country was a new one and he wanted his people to faith in the government and be very encouraged to join the army, and fight well, when the inevitable WWII started.
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He considered himself to be the new Roman Ceasar and needed to establish a presence in Africa.Italy held some territory in Africa as their colonies. Italy was one of the last nations who started settling colonies in Africa. The Brits, Dutch, French and other countries had settled there and establish…
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Benito Mussolini wanted to rule with Hitler. Hitler basically let Italy be allies with him so he could have their war making ability. He sent the Italians to Africa to seize areas that had oil. Hitler desperately needed oil and fuel. Mussolini and Hitler were both oppressive dictators so it is not s…
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Tens of millions of people had been killed. Whole cities had been reduced to rubble. Highway and railroad systems had been bombed and torn up making transportation difficult to impossible.
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Benito Mussolini (Il Duce as he was otherwise known), the Fascist Dictator. He was the leader of Italy from 31 October 1922 - 25 July 1943.Benito Mussolini Answer Benito Mussolini during the world war 2 the leader was Benito Mussolini.
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Answer The Axis and the Allies Answer World War II was primarily fought between two large alliances. The Axis Powers were a group of countries led by Nazi Germany and Japan, and considered the aggressors of the conflict. The Allies, led by the United Kingdom and, during the Phony War, France,…
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Answer After being dinied the land promised at the end of WWI, ITaly became mad at the Allies. Looking for a strong leader, they had Benito Mussolini (Italian dictator) run the government. When WWII broke out, Italy joined Germany and Japan so that if they won, they would get a share of Europe.
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While Italy did not play a major role in combat operations in WW2, it may have greatly impacted the eventual defeat of Germany. Due to the Italian failure to defeat Greece, the Germans were forced to delay Operation Barbarossa (Axis invasion of USSR) to reinforce their allies in the region. The dela…
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there are many reasons why Italy went into ww2 some reasons are land, money and power. if you need more look it up in a history book.
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Axis powers: Germany, Italy, Japan Ally powers: U.S., Great Britain, and Soviet Union Some major countries in World War 2 were:Germany, Rusia, Japan, United States, Great Britain, Canada, China, France, , Belgium, India, and Poland. The U.S., Britian, Japan, Germany and Russia.
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Answerhmmm, i have a friend from Italy that actually registered for the new facist party in Italy, and all i know of their uniform is alot of black  In 1933, the Italian army improved its uniforms and got rid of the stiff collars that were common in WW1. The Model 1933 uniform was a grey and t…
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In the early part of World War II, it was peaceful in the nation of Italy. When the Allies landed in Italy in July of 1943, it became a war zone.
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Answer Just a point of history. The Allies invaded the Italian island of Sicily, first, before they moved onto the Italian main land. This was in August 1943. Answer The invasion of Sicily was on 10 July 1943. By August 17, 1943, the island had been taken by Gen Patton's 7th Army and Gen Mon…
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Answer Italy under Benito Mussolini became part of the Axis powers with Germany (and later Japan). The Axis forces were opposed by 'the Allies'. Italy began its part in World War 2 on June 10, 1940 by helping Germany invade France. This brought Italy into war with France, and Great Britain (&…
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Italians in WW2 Camps Here is information offered by WikiAnswers community members: Italians were sent to pow camps in occupied Poland after the Italian surrender in 1943. German forces moved into northern Italy and arrested Italian forces they deemed disloyal. They were sent to a camp in Poland…
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The Italian armed forces in WW2 were never a major force, and in most cases, they were involved in minor, sideshow actions, such as their attacks against the tribesmen in Ethiopia, who had no armor, nor artillery, and traveled on camels. When the Italians met modern well trained troops, they folded…
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Italy was defeated by the Allies, then changed sides. There was extensive fighting on Italian soil. Fighting World War 2 devasted the Italian economy, too, and caused real hardship for many Italians.
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he saved the leaning tower of Pisa by refusing to bomb it when it was occupied by Germans and took it intact instead.
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Based on the US History text book: Most Italians didn't support Mussolini and didn't believe in Mussolini's leadership anymore, that's why people hated him; He was also arrested by Italian King Victor Emmanuel III, but Hitler freed and hide him in the North Italy. Mussolini died when he tried to cro…
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He wanted to restore Germany ( since its humiliating defeat during WWI), expand the living space of Germans, Ridding the world of the Jewish population.
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Answer Topwards the Pact of London (26th april 1915)Italy wanted to gain Trentino and South Tyrol (until the natural border of Brennero), Venezia Giulia (Trieste...), Istria except Fiume, part of Dalmatia and many adriatic islands
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Mussolini's political parts was the PNF (Partito Nazionale Fascista) or National Fascist Party. The Republican Fascist Party still exists today in a watered-down Diet Coke version. Mussolini is credited with the term Fascist, and Fascism. Hitler pretty much copied him.
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all on the east from Poland
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Answer Italians just wanted to gain the land that was lost during WW1. Not only that they wanted to get some what of a reputation back because they were not liked by many countries Italy and Japan did not lose land in WW1. They were on the Allied side in WW1, and they entered WW2 with sizeable…
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$100 million USD or 10 billion lire in 1945
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He became the Prime Minister of Italy in 1922 and Il Duce by 1925, he was the leader of the Fascist dictatorship until 1943. For a short period after this until his death, Mussolini was the Head of the Italian Social Republic.
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San Marcelino Street in Manila. Japanese first invaded this place in the south of Manila. According to my grandmother's cousin, Japanese soldiers killed all the members of her family leaving her and her brother. They were all gathered in San Marcelino Church with other American soldiers. My gra…
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It turned to a democracy with elected officials.
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Mussolini coming to power He gained support from the King of Italy and many landowners/factory owners & upper class people by using his blackshirt militias to put an end to socialist strikes. This, combined with other factors, resulted in the King appointing Mussolini as Prime Minister. It was …
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The government wanted to avoid war
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Answer Italy did not suffer near so much as the other losing powers in WWII. Perhaps this was because Italy had changed sides in 1943 and many of her men had fought against the Germans. Nonetheless Italy did suffer quite a lot. The Italian colonial empire was stripped away - every last acre. T…
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They flamed strong nationalistic propaganda to rationalize conquering neighboring lands. They spent heavily on ships, planes, and armored vehicles, making them world powers.
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Arguably, the only thing Italy had that was better to its American counterpart was anything made by Beretta.alothough i agree with the answer above, he has mentioned nothing about Americas tanks vs. Italian tanks. The Italian Tank was small, fast, and should have been uses for recon work not spearhe…
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Answer Benito Mussolini was handed power by King Vittorio Emanuele III in October 1922 to avoid civil war. He became the Prime Minister of Italy at that time. Following numerous defeats in WWII, he was stripped of power in July 1943. General Pietro Badoglio took over power in July of 1943, and…
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Basically, the Italians took over nobody (except Ethiopia, whose soldiers fought with spears) and really didn't help Hitler a lot because they were dumb enough to split up their airforce into a couple parts. They were exceptionally unorganized and basically gave up by the thousands and surrendered. …
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US response to the Holocaust Well, obviously the Holocaust was a part of World War 2 going on in Europe, so the US decided to join in against Hitler and Germany, and began taking the correct measures. This meant drafting young men over 18 to fight, and allowing women to take over the men's jobs. W…
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Mussolini became ruler of Italy in the 1920's - the first of several facist rulers. His long term goal was to establish Italy as a strong regional power, perhaps even a limited world power.This goal was often ridiculed as an attempt to reestablish the Roman empire of 2000 years prior.To achieve his …
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Britain never had a fascist government nor even a major fascist movement.
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answer 1they had two strategies -1:to help Hitler and not be overrun him-2:to keep supplied by the twin towns10yr old genius
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The Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini.
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Antonio Salandra (1853-1931) served as Italy's Prime Minister from the outbreak of war in Europe until his resignation two years later following military defeat at the Trentino in May 1916.
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a type of government for Indian tribal , and the us govt have branches and laws for the state
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Be hung by his feet...a symbol of what can happen to the corrupt and abusive leader.^^Lolololll. I'm stealling thiss
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According to the July 2011 U.S. Census Bureau the population of the US is: 311,591,917.
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10 June 1940 Italy officially declared war against UK and France, already being a part of the pact with the other Axis powers since before 1939. There had already been a skirmish with Britain the day before. The occupation of Abessinia in 1935 and Albania in 1939 hand't led to involvement in further…
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He was the leader of the "Black Shirts" in Italy during the WW2, a bombastic sort he became an ally of Hitler, he was later found guilty of war crimes, so both he and his mistress were hanged up side down in the town square. He was a very animated speaker. He had a big ego and wanted to impress ot…
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World War 1 lasted about 4 years (1914 -1918) Over 15 million were killed during the war It was largely a war between monarchy and democracy, with the democratic side as the aggressor. The results of the war were major contributors to the great depression and World War 2. 196 us people died of ki…
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The easiest answer is Mussolini's mistake was allying with Germany and Japan, or getting involved in the war at all; though this could be seen as slightly revisionist and idealistic (it's very unlikely Italy could've remained neutral throughout, due to its shared border with German occupied land and…
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IH 304 V8 Firing Order 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 (Timed on #8) Or as some prefer, 8-4-3-6-5-7-2-1
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It was very hard to live in Italy after WWII. There was famine, riots, and government reformation. After the war a lot of Italians went to America.
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facts show that Liverpool performed the bext in the year 2006.they captured the fa cup and had a very long run of clean sheet (12 games).they also had the best home record in the premiership
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Answer This subject would be way too difficult to answer in this forum. My recommendation would be to check out the following books: The Making of Adolf Hitler: The Birth and Rise of Nazism by Eugene Davidson or The Man Who Invented Hitler: The Making of the Fuhrer by David Lewis
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Itally is currently part of the NATO alliance
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Because Mussolini lost control of his people (and he was hanged) Hitler did not invade Italy. Italy joined Germany as an ally just prior to the invasion of Poland in 1939. Germany sent troops provide assistance to Italy during their campaign in Italy, Greece, and the Balkans. When the Allies began t…
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They were allies with Germany.
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During the II WW Ethiopia was already an Italian colony, being occuped in 1936 by Badoglio Because during the time of the Roman Empire, the Romans never conquered Ethiopia. So the Italians wanted to get that issue away.   Ethiopia was one of the few(if not the only) free country in Africa an…
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He believe that he was a "new Julius Caesar". He dreamed of a new Roman Empire, but he wanted it to be bigger and stronger. When he won the Second World War he would call his new empire Greater Italy. His belief was probably the same as every other dictator throughout history: he was a god and he wa…
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Actually Germany declared war on America first. Immediately after Pearl Harbor, which was on 7th December 1941.
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11th December 1941, shortly after German's declaration
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Benito Mussolini
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America didn't declare war on Germany and Italy, it was the other way round. As part of the Axis Pact, once war was declared between the empire of Japan and the United States, Germany and Italy declared war on America on the 11th of December 1941, 4 days after the attack on Pearl Harbour.
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Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935. This marked the start of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, also commonly known as the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.
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Answer Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Denmark, Yugoslavia, Greece, Norway, the Netharlands, Hungary, Belarus, Ukraine, Luxembourg, Libya, Tunisia, East Prussia, Latvia, Lithuania & Estonia... I think those are all of them!
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Depends entirely on condition. Anywhere for $200-$600.
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He promised the people a new Roman Empire. He promised their country freedom from communism and a strong national unity.
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During and after World War I, there was economic and political turmoil in Italy. In 1914, having renounced his previous Marxist socialism, Mussolini established a right-wing nationalist (Fascist) movement, the Fasci Rivoluzionari d'Azione Internazionalista. He gained support from the King of Italy (…
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Through newspapers/internet I would imagine.
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The main Italian and Nazi ideology of Fascism consisted of: Fascism is centered on an Ethnic state, where the nation is united by their heritage and looks, and those of un-pure Aryan or Italian heritage were often (in the case of the Nazi) condemned to death for simply existingExtreme NationalismMil…
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