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Marcus Corsini

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- Benito Mussolini By Marcus Corsini Italy produces the second largest quantity of wine in the world. It is also popular for the coffee it grinds. Two popular desserts are Cannoli, a cream-filled pastry, and Gelato, a shaved ice delicacy.
As you probably know Italy was the country that invented pizza.The Italians invented spaghetti too, which they took from the chinese noodles Marco Polo brought back from his travels across the continents of Europe and Asia.
Italian citizens usually have late meals, such as dinner at 8:00 P.M. A typical italian breakfast is composed of hot coffee and a croissant, or biscuits. Lunch regularly consists of cold cuts, cheese, bruschette, olives and dips. Dinner is usually composed of a salad, soup, risotto and perhaps leftovers from lunch. Italian citizens consume dinner later than most northern European countries, but earlier than Spain and other Mediterranean countries. Food The main language is Italian, but many immigrants speak different languages, such as French, German, and Greek. The currency they use is the Euro, which replaced the Lira in 1999.
The Italians have a republican type government with the three branches of legislative, executive and the judicial branch. The president, who is the head of state in Italy, is Giorgio Napolitano. The population of Italy is 61.15 million.
During the second world war, Italy was ruled by a fascist regime, led by the dictator Benito Mussolini. The current prime minister of Italy, Mario Monti, is depicted here.
In Italy the sights are amazing. You can go to ancient resorts from the time of the Roman Empire like Pompeii, Rome, and Venice. You can see the Coliseum in Rome, the Duomo in Florence, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa. If you go to the Italian alps, there are many ski and snowboard resorts. The number one attraction of Italy are the canals of Venice. The Gondola rides are great to finish of a day of walking to attractions around the city. Languages, currency, government, and tourism There are many exports of Italy, but these are the main exports: mechanical machinery and equipment, transport equipment, chemical products and synthetic fibers, electrical equipment, and electronic and optical apparatus.
The most common imports are chemicals, tobacco, textiles and clothing, and energy products.
Italy depends greatly on worldwide superpowers like the United States and China for its resources to keep producing food and resources for its residents. Italy has been a member of the World Trade Organization since January 1st of 1995.
Italy was one of the Inner Six countries that formed the European Union in 1951, when the EU was called the European Coal and Steel Community, which was formed for trading specifically based in Europe. Imports and Exports Major issues of Italy Wikipedia.org

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Scarrufi.com Bibliography Italy Italian History The first civilization in Italy that was known to keep records was the Etruscan civilization. Then, lower in Italy in Rome, the Roman Kingdom arose. The Roman Kingdom later evolved into the Roman Republic and absorbed Etruria.
The Republic of Rome absorbed much land by military force. Then Julius Caesar seized control of the Republic with his army and it became the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire went through many generations of emperors, but then the Roman Empire collapsed. The barbarian tribes such as the Visigoths and the Lombards invaded from Europe and annihilated the Roman armies.
The cities of Italy then became independent city-states and formed their own little kingdoms, which are now the regions of Italy today. Italy was ruled by many kingdoms throughout time, but after Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated at Waterloo, southern Italy became the Kingdom of two Sicilies under Ferdinand I.
Then, out of nowhere, Italy is taken over by Austria.Italy become an independent country in 1871, with its capital Rome. It then becomes a kingdom under Victor Emmanuel I. Later Italy becomes a republic under Francesco Crispi. Crispi is succeeded by Benito Mussolini, a republican fanatic who turned Italy into a fascist republic.
Mussolini plays a major role in WWII as a close ally of Hitler's. He is executed in 1945 after he is deposed. In 1946 Enrico Da Nicola becomes president of Italy and it becomes the republic we know today. In Italy, crime in the cities is very common. There is organized crime like the Sicilian Mafia, and then there are the murders.
Italy is 47th in the world for murder and mortality rate, with 529 murders in 2012.
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi had criminal charges against him like corruption and fraud. He also had supposed links to the Sicilian Mafia.
Other problems in Italy are illegal immigrants who come from countries all over the Mediterranean.
There are also illegal cartels that specialize in drug trafficking and selling.
Italy has the slowest GDP growth rate, which means Italy has less income than any other major country.
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