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World War I (JulyAug 1914)

Italy and WW1
In August 1914, the major powers of Europe went to war in 2 blocs:
Allies Central Powers
Britain Germany
France AustroHungary
Russia Ottoman empire (Turkey, Iraq, Egypt)

Italy declared her neutrality despite being an ally of the central powers.

Political reactions to…

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INFLATION. This destroyed savings, with the middle class worst affected by this.
Unemployment increases to 2 million by 1918 because of a drop in industrial
production
Buying power of wages decreased by 25%
Political
Wave of strikes membership of trade union strikes rises to 2 million. Led to the
"Bienno…

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NZLHistory

A concise and really well structured summary of Italy's role in World War One. It covers reasons for involvement, key events and main effects. Highly recommended.

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