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Transcript of Italy
Italian, German, French, Slovene
Italy now has an active market economy
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Coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, fluorspar, feldspar, pyrite (sulfur), natural gas and crude oil reserves, fish, arable land.
The French Revolution
Napoleon declared himself the emperor of Italy
Napoleon gave up his throne and Italy was broken up into small kingdoms
By: Henry Quigley and Reagan Hellewell
1820's to 50's
Venice, Rome and Tuscany declare themselves Republics
Austria regains control over most of Italy
Italy defeats the Ottoman Empire
World War I
On the side of the Allies, Italy joins the war
The allies win world war I
Benito Mussolini becomes the dictator of Italy
Mussolini and Hitler sign an agreement known as the Roman-Berlin Axis
Mussolini sides with Hitler and Fascist Germany and
Italy conquers Albania
Italy enters World War II and sides with Germany
In 1943 Italy's dictator Benito Mussolini is forced to resign.
Mussolini was shot
August- In Hiroshima and Nagasaki the US dropped atomic bombs, ending World War II
June 10- Italy Creates a democratic republic and terminates the monarchy
St Peter's Basilica
Leaning Tower of Pisa
New York Times said, "Smugglers left 150 Syrians adrift with a satellite phone and an emergency number in Italy. Save us, they pleaded before the phone went dead. We are lost."
A Rescue at Sea
The main religion is Italy is Roman Catholic
Traditional Italian Clothing
In Italy, Greeks, Etruscans and others settle.
Capodanno (New Year's Day)
Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day)
Ognissanti (All Saints Day)
Il Giorno dei Morti (Day of the Dead)
Italy is one of the Inner Six of the European Community in 1957 which became the European Union in 1993.
Italy uses the Euro.
History and Politics
Catholicism is no longer Italy's formal state religion.
Billionaire Silvio Berlusconi returns to power as prime minister. He begins a third term.
Rome is founded. This marks the beginning of the Roman Empire.
The monarchy is overthrown, and Rome becomes a republic. From 46 to 44 B.C., Julius Caesar rules as dictator.
Rome, Florence and Venice progress during the Renaissance.
Italy gets it's first emperor of the Roman Empire named Agustus.
Modern Day Clothing