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10 interesting facts about Italy

Updated: 8/23/2023
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Here are ten facts. Hopefully they will be helpful. 1) Benito Mussolini and the Fascist Party ruled Italy since 1922. The Italian King Victor Emmanuel II remained as a firgurehead, much like Hirohito in Japan. 2) Italy formed an alliance with Nazi Germany before the war, and they were later joined by Japan. 3) Battle of France, Italy invaded and captured the French Riviera in 1940. 4) Battle of Britain, the Regia Aeronautica joined the Luftwaffe to bomb Great Britain. Italian submarines patroled the South Atlantic while German submarines patroled the North Atlantic. 5) Italy invaded Greece from puppet state of Albania in 1941. The invasion faltered, and Germany invaded Greece through Yugoslavia to help Italy. Later, Italian and German forces fought in Yugoslavia and Russia, and German forces were sent to help Italy in North Africa and the Mediterranean. 6) In 1943 Sicily was invaded by the Allies, and Italy had only ten divisions left to defend the country. Mussolini was overthrown and Italy surrendered. Germany invaded Italy and held the Allies there until the German surrender in 1945. Hitler also sent a special unit to rescue Mussolini from prison, and he ruled a government in exile from Milan. 7) From 1940-43, the Italian Navy sunk a million tons of Allied shipping in the South Atlantic, and 3/4 million tons in the Mediterranean. 8) An Italian field army in WW2 normally consisted of ten divisions, but most of their equipment and training was was poor, and their officers were mostly promoted for their connections within the Fascist Party rather than their merit. 9) The Italian Navy was the most powerful in the Mediterranean when Italy entered the war, but they received a crippling blow from the British at Taranto Harbor. Also, the British Navy controlled Matla, Alexandria, and Gibraltar, and the Italian Navy was under direct orders from Mussolini not to look for fight the British Navy. 10) The Regia Aeronautica was large and powerful, and their pilots were well-trained, but Italy could not provide them with enough fuel and other essentials for war.

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interesting facts about Italy u can search it in Google.

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∙ 11y ago

well it is a great place wonder full city's

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Italy houses the smallest (Vatican City) and oldest known (San Marino) republics in the world.

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It looks like a boot kicking a triangle and it is poor for agriculture.

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