Political Spectrum in Italy after WW1

Nice little colour coded word document to make sense of it. To be perfectly honest though the two groups in green shouldn't be on that sheet but on a piece of paper far away as they weren't really part of the political spectrum at the time although being vital to the Italian economy.

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  • Created on: 28-10-08 20:00

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The Political Spectrum after WW1:

Radical Socialists:
Furthest Left Most Socialist

They wanted a revolution.

They argued correctly that:
Poverty was terrible and widespread (especially in the south). They complained that the
Liberal Government had given minimal help.
Wages for people living in towns and the countryside were too small…

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Reformist Catholics (significant minority):
3rd Furthest Left ­ Held Socialist Sympathies rather than being Socialists.

These Catholics were definitely a minority. They held socialist sympathies rather than
actually being socialists. They were mainly southern Catholics who had experienced terrible
poverty and didn't think the Liberals had done enough. Proof of…

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In 1861 the Liberals alienated many Catholics by trying to make the state more
powerful than the church.

Upper Classes (large landowners):
2nd Furthest Right ­ Very Nationalist

This group consisted of the traditional ruling elites:
The Aristocrats
The Monarchy
Large Landowners
Owners of Estates

They feared the socialists might…

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