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Italy

Pronunciation: /ˈidəlē/
A country in southern Europe; population 58,126,200 (est. 2009); capital, Rome; official language, Italian. Italian name Italia.

Successor to Rome, Italy achieved unification in the 19th century. It entered World War I on the Allied side in 1915. In 1922, the country was taken over by Fascist dictator Mussolini; participation in support of Germany during World War II resulted in defeat and Mussolini’s downfall. Italy was a founding member of the EEC

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