The Government And Economy Of Italy Essay

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The Government and Economy of Italy With a population of 58,090,681, Italy is Slightly larger than Arizona and is a long Peninsula shaped like a boot. Surrounded on the west by the Terrhenian sea and on the east by the Adriatic. It is bounded by France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia to the North. In this essay I will talk about Europe’s organization in general. The focus will be Italy in details, its actual government, values and the general economic situation in the last years. Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor Emmanuel. An era of parliamentary government came close in the 1920s when Benito Mussolini established a Fascist dictatorship. His disastrous alliance with Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. This period was very bad for the whole Nation, people didn’t really understand, at the beginning what was going on when Mussolini took office. He was a very proud man, a dictator with a clear project: make of Italy a known place all over the world. What he wanted actually happened, but it was not what Italians had figured to happen in their immediate future. The Government has always been a fictitious issue. When somebody is elected as Prime Minister, there is no way to remove him from his office. The term lasts five years. Five years is a very long time, and lots of things can happen. Although there is a President, his only function is to represent the Nation and encourage people in bad moments. The Prime Minister is at the head of the Government. Some of the legislative powers are in his hands, and some belongs to the Parliament. Parliament consist of the Senate (315 seats elected by popular vote of which 232 are

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