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1933-41 Building the new Roman Empire:
Abyssinia, Spain and Italy's diplomatic and military
preparations for war. 12/05/2012 14:42


The Nature of the political system
The new state of Italy that had emerged in the 1860s
represented a triumph for liberals.
The old forces of traditional authority- the ruling families of…

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1933-41 Building the new Roman Empire:
Abyssinia, Spain and Italy's diplomatic and military
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In 1887 a wheat tariff was introduced and then increased,
reaching 75 lire per ton by 1894.
The consequences were disastrous; it increased the price of
bread for the poor and produced…

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1933-41 Building the new Roman Empire:
Abyssinia, Spain and Italy's diplomatic and military
preparations for war. 12/05/2012 14:42
cajoled or manipulated into supporting the government, than
could those in the North with a larger electorate.

The cultural variations that undermined unity.
The north and South were so different that it…

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1933-41 Building the new Roman Empire:
Abyssinia, Spain and Italy's diplomatic and military
preparations for war. 12/05/2012 14:42
D'Annunzio excited the Italian youth with his entertaining
songs and plays such as "The Ship" with its bloody story of
revenge and heroic deeds. Italians wanted to be excited and
the liberal…

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1933-41 Building the new Roman Empire:
Abyssinia, Spain and Italy's diplomatic and military
preparations for war. 12/05/2012 14:42


Why entry into the War was divisive and its
outcome disappointing.
The war did not prove to be the good move that Giolitti had
expected.
He was blamed for slowness and the…

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1933-41 Building the new Roman Empire:
Abyssinia, Spain and Italy's diplomatic and military
preparations for war. 12/05/2012 14:42
An aeronautical industry sprang up virtually from scratch and, in
1918 alone, 6500 planes were built.
The driving force behind the Italian war effort was the
industrial mobilisation system of economic planning.…

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1933-41 Building the new Roman Empire:
Abyssinia, Spain and Italy's diplomatic and military
preparations for war. 12/05/2012 14:42
Manual workers also flocked to the socialist trade unions,
boosting their membership from 250,000 to 2 million between
1918 and 1920.
A further 1.2 million workers, mainly engaged in textiles or
agriculture,…

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1933-41 Building the new Roman Empire:
Abyssinia, Spain and Italy's diplomatic and military
preparations for war. 12/05/2012 14:42
in Italy, however in 1920, Giolitti marginalised D'Annunzio by
negotiating the treaty of Rapallo.
ToR meant that Italy received the whole of Istria and Italian
speakers in Dalmatia could choose to become…

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1933-41 Building the new Roman Empire:
Abyssinia, Spain and Italy's diplomatic and military
preparations for war. 12/05/2012 14:42
In December 1918 PSI adopted a policy of revolution. They
joined the Comintern and sent high-level representatives to the
Soviet Union.
PSI was now committed to a socialist republic and the
dictatorship…

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1933-41 Building the new Roman Empire:
Abyssinia, Spain and Italy's diplomatic and military
preparations for war. 12/05/2012 14:42
rule, rejection of parliamentary democracy, belief in a powerful
leader or dictator, desire to control all aspects of life within a
totalitarian state.
Their main tactics were around violence and terror- very…

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NZLHistory

This is a very detailed but clear complete set of revision notes for Italy 1896-1945. Excellent for acquiring additional knowledge.

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