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The Kingdom of Italy (Italian: Regno d'Italia) is a nation in Central-Southern Europe. The Kingdom became a world power following the Yellowstone Eruption and later Great European War. Italy is made up of the Italian Peninsula, Sardinia, Corsica, Provence, and lands that were formerly in the Adriatic Sea. Albania is in union with Italy, sharing the same monarch and same Parliament.
See Main Article: History of Italy
Italy's history began with the Greek settlement of southern Italy which was part of Magna Graecia. In the 300s BC, Rome became the most powerful city-state in the Western Mediterranean. Rome transformed into an Empire, which would go on to dominate the Mediterranean and Western Europe for centuries.
After Rome fell in the 400s AD, Italy was divided amongst small city-states and small kingdoms. Among these polities were such states as Florence, Naples, Sicily, and Venice. By the late 1500s, the Renaissance began in Italy, leading to the increase of humanism and many modern western ideologies. In the late 1800s, Italy was unified under a common monarch. Italy would modernize and establish a small colonial empire in Africa.
Italy would fight with the Allies in the Great War, but would later succumb to control by the Fascists, led by Benito Mussolini in the 1920s. Mussolini promised creation of another Roman Empire, and aligned himself with other Fascist movements that also began in the 1920s and early 1930s.
Right before the Yellowstone Eruption, the Italians had defeated the last independent nation in Africa - Ethiopia.
Yellowstone and Aftermath
The Yellowstone Eruption of July 18, 1936, created mass hysteria in the world, and the impact on Italy was no different. The explosion was experienced within 48 hours, and Mussolini was stuck in Rome. One of his top assistants, Luigi Federzoni, was sent to his home town of Bologna to stabilize northern Italy while Mussolini focused on south and central Italy.
Great European War
Italy was involved in the Great European War.
Fascist government with a monarchy
MilitaryLarge and always ready (Traditional Fascist)