By Mark Gilbert, Robert K. Nilsson
Italy is a rustic that routines a carry at the mind's eye of individuals worldwide. Its lengthy heritage has left an inexhaustible treasure chest of cultural fulfillment. The ancient towns of Rome, Florence, and Venice are one of the such a lot sought-after locations on the planet for travelers and paintings fanatics, and Italy's ordinary attractiveness and delicacies are rightly well known. Italy's historical past and politics also are a resource of unending fascination. smooth Italy has continuously been a political laboratory for the remainder of Europe. within the nineteenth century, Italian patriotism used to be of the most important significance within the fight opposed to absolutely the governments reintroduced after the Congress of Vienna, 1814-15. After the autumn of Fascism in the course of international struggle II, Italy turned a version of quick financial improvement, even though its politics hasn't ever been below contentious and its democracy has remained a one.
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1932 “Exhibition of the Ten Years of Fascist Revolution” in Rome. Italy wins the second-highest number of medals in the Los Angeles Olympics. 1933 Creation of the Institution for Industrial Reconstruction (IRI) to coordinate state investment in industry. In 1934, establishes dominant position in the banking sector. 1934 Law on corporations passed. 84 percent, in a poll characterized by lower absenteeism. The Italian soccer team wins the world cup (a feat they repeat four years later). After an attempted Nazi coup in Austria, Mussolini mobilizes troops in support of the Austrian government.
1804 Adoption of the Napoleonic Code Civil of 1803. 1805 Napoleon I crowns himself King of Italy in Milan. 1815 Congress of Vienna restores absolute rule in Italian peninsula. 1820 Middle class revolution in Naples and popular uprising in Palermo. Neapolitan troops invade Sicily. Five thousand die in street battles in September. 1821 Austrian troops crush the revolt in Naples. Ferdinand I restored to the throne. Revolution in Turin; Charles Albert concedes a Constitution, but then reneges. 1822 Congress of Verona.
Victor Emmanuel III is crowned in July. 1901 Zanardelli cabinet formed in February; takes the side of labor in agricultural and industrial disputes. PSI deputies support the government in Parliament. Record year for strikes. 1903 Death of Pope Leo XIII and of Giuseppe Zanardelli, who is replaced by Giovanni Giolitti. 1904 PSI’s revolutionary wing wins control of the party. First general strike in September. Year of violent labor discontent. 1906 First centralized trade union, the General Confederation of Work, formed in Milan.
The A to Z of Modern Italy by Mark Gilbert, Robert K. Nilsson