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Growth of Socialism:

The growth of socialism is directly linked to industrialisation. Until Italy became more
developed, SOCIALISM was limited, the rise of socialism really began around the 1880s.
As people moved into the cities, socialism became increasingly more…

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to as the "butcher of Milan" and the public resented the fact that he had been
awarded the highest honour in Italy. Thus alienating the govt. from the public
and causing more hostility.

1900: Gained over 200,000 votes in the GE= 32 deputies.Assassination of…

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Giolitti's reforms such as the expansion of the franchise, gave socialism more
influence as more of their voters were now eligible to vote. This is supported by the
results of the GE in 1913 the PSI had around 20% of the vote.

Socialism after…

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Started to gather momentum before WWI, as the government was criticised for the
war in Libya and neutrality. Fuelled by the convictions of many patriots that
UNIFICATION was not complete- Italia Irredenta
Failure at Adowa: 1896
Enrico Corradnini: In the 1900s he was the…

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Non Expedit (1886): Both Pope Pius IX & Leo XIII were encouraged people not to
take part in NATIONAL elections. This is critical, as many Italians (especially the
South) were practicing Roman Catholics and so they would most likely pledge
allegiance to the Church…

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The Catholic sporting organisation FASCI also expanded rapidly, with 204societiesby

Father Luigi Sturzo: 1871-1959

One of the founding members of the PPI
He argued that the Catholic Church ought to establish a Catholic partyfor Italians to
vote for.
1913: Vatican accepted Sturzo's argument…


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