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DavidTheGnome
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Italy was horrible in WW2

I’ve been watching this YouTube channel where they cover WW2 week by week and I knew Italy wasn’t as dangerous and powerful as Nazi Germany but dadgum I didn’t realize just how inept they were.

I can’t blame them completely I guess because he noted in one of the videos that the Italians weren’t onboard with war like the Germans were and they saw it as simply being Mussolini’s personal war, the Italians in general weren’t vested in it at all. Hitler had told Mussolini not to invade Greece, at least not until they won their North Africa campaign and defeated Egypt. Well Mussolini saw all the success Nazi Germany had in conquering Europe and didn’t want to be left behind or seen as the little man on the totem pole below Hitler so he invaded anyways and didn’t tell Hitler until it was commencing. And just like everything else they did the Italian invasion of Greece turned out poorly and the Nazis had to come to the rescue.

Here’s the YouTube channel it’s really good if you like WW2 history etc:

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You make me want to post porn on here


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Klark Kent
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my grandfather was in the crowd where Mussolini was hung upside down to showcase his death and has pictures.
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You make me want to post porn on here


His name was Lucas P.


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Pettifogger
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Italy and Germany waging war together is like an SNL skit on the annals of history


DavidTheGnome
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my grandfather was in the crowd where Mussolini was hung upside down to showcase his death and has pictures.


Interesting. Make sure to protect those pictures and have y’all thought about donating them to a museum?


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whiskey over ice
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my grandfather was in the crowd where Mussolini was hung upside down to showcase his death and has pictures.





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Darth_Vader
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If you think Italy was a bad ally to have in WWII, just wait until you find out how horrid Austria-Hungary was in WWI. Seriously, Germany may have been great at waging war, but when it came to picking allies, they sucked.
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my grandfather was in the crowd where Mussolini was hung upside down to showcase his death and has pictures.


That's awesome!!


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fr33manator
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my grandfather was in the crowd where Mussolini was hung upside down to showcase his death and has pictures.


We should do that sort of thing more often.


Tortious
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Ethiopia basically handed Italy it's ass. Italy was no war power.


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Italy and Germany waging war together is like an SNL skit on the annals of history



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Italy invading Greece




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dgnx6
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Just two weeks


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Palmetto98
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Fascism is a joke


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Italians are lovers not fighters.


azcatiger
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Italy was always a very fractured country. They spent more years controlled by the Catholic Church than as a united country after the fall of the Roman empire.
The regions had their own governments for generations that acted completely autonomously from one another. People in the North have almost nothing in common with the people in the south, etc. hard to bring a country together to fight when you don’t have a common purpose and sense of nationalism.
There women are certainly worth fighting for though.


Limitlesstigers
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Italy was literally the only European power that couldn't conquer a weak African country. Even Belgium had their own colony, BELGIUM.


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Italy was literally the only European power that couldn't conquer a weak African country. Even Belgium had their own colony, BELGIUM.


Conquering a large mountainous unified nation state is completely different than claiming land on a map to a desolate wilderness in Berlin.
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Boo Krewe
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the romans would like a word


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