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    Mmm... Pizza!
    Paraguay-icon.png Some Paraguyan child from Clorinda Formosa-icon.png
    Believe, obey, fight
    — Mussolini's demands of his people
    Unify Italian People!
    Italian-Empire-icon.png Kingdom of Italyball

    Italian-Empire-icon.png Kingdom of Pizza Italyball was the king of side Switching a former monarchist/fascist countryball located in the Apennine Peninsula. It is Italy-icon.png Italyball in its youth when it was a King-icon.png kingdom. In 1925 a cancer cell called Fascist Italy-icon.png Benito Mussolini turned into a fascist and joined the Axis Powers and aligned itself with Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball in the years leading up to World War II. After the war began, it joined the Axis war effort, but suffered horribly and was defeated by 1943 when it switched through a decree and a disagreement with its fascist self, thus making the Italian Social Republic-icon.png Italian Social Republicball and so joined the Allies for the remainder of the war. In 1946 it became a republic. 

    History[edit | edit source]

    Unification (1848-1871) [edit | edit source]

    The Italian stateballs had been divided for centuries since the fall of the glorious SPQR-icon.png SPQRball in 476 AD, but only after the Enlightenment and subsequent Napoleonic-icon.png Napoleonic Wars, did a sense of Italian nationalism and unity begin growing amongst the Italian stateballs, particularly after the Revolutions of 1848 which rocked the European continent.

    In 1859, Italian-Empire-icon.png Kingdom of Sardiniaball annexed many of the Northern Italian Stateballs, such as Grand Duchy of Tuscany-icon.png Tuscanyball, Duchy of Modena-icon.png Modenaball, Duchy of Massa and Carrara-icon.png Massaball and Duchy of Parma-icon.png Parmaball. It then fought a war against Austrian Empire-icon.png Austrian Empireball with the help of France-icon.png Franceball to liberate Lombardy-icon.png Lombardia, in exchange for giving Nice-icon.png Niceball and Savoy-icon.png Savoyball to France-icon.png Franceball.

    Then in 1860, Italian-Empire-icon.png Sardiniaball led its Redshirts' Expedition of the Thousand to Kingdom of the Two Sicilies-icon.png Two Siciliesball's clay, which was then forced to join the new union, leading to Italian-Empire-icon.png Sardiniaball to proclaim itself as Italian-Empire-icon.png Kingdom of Italyball in 1861. It then set about reclaiming 'Italia Irredenta' (Unredeemed Italy).

    In 1866, it teamed up with Kingdom of Prussia-icon.png Prussiaball against Austrian Empire-icon.png Austriaball again, gaining Veneto-icon.png Venetoball from France-icon.png Franceball, who had obtained it from Austrian Empire-icon.png Austrian Empireball directly.

    Then Italian-Empire-icon.png Italyball turned on France-icon.png Franceball's ally Papal States-icon.png Papal Statesball while France-icon.png Franceball was distracted by the File:German Empire-icon (no hat).png North German stateballs during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. Rome-icon.png Romeball was 'liberated' by Italian-Empire-icon.png Italyball, and became the new capital, with Papal States-icon.png Papal Statesball protesting vehemently.

    Italia Irredenta! (1871-1915)[edit | edit source]

    Throughout the 1870s and 1880s, Italian-Empire-icon.png Italyball worked to secure diplomatic ties with its neighbors. In 1882 it signed an alliance with German Empire-icon.png German Empireball and Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball despite their differences over the Adriatic lands. Then it signed a naval agreement with British Empire-icon.png UKball in 1887 regarding the Mediterranean passage.

    It also colonized East Africa in 1889, adopting Italian Eritrea-icon.png Italian Eritreaball and Italian Somaliland-icon.png Italian Somalilandball. It was however beaten to the punch by France-icon.png Franceball who took Tunisia-icon.png Tunisiaball in 1881 before it could. It was, however shamefully defeated at the Battle of Adawa in 1896 by Abyssinia-icon.png Ethiopiaball.

    By 1900 Italian-Empire-icon.png Italyball had established itself as a world power; taking part in the 1897 Cretan expedition, and the international relief expedition of 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion. In 1908, Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball annexed Austro-Hungarian Bosnia and Herzegovina-icon.png Bosnia-Herzegovinaball outright from a dying Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball, causing Italyball to declare war for the Dodecanese Islands, and Cyrenaica-icon.png Cyrenaicaball (now Libya-icon.png Libyaball) and its clay in 1911-12.
    It stayed neutral for the first few months of the Great War when it broke out in August 1914, because German Empire-icon.png German Empireball and Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball were the aggressors, but the Allies convinced Italian-Empire-icon.png Italyball to join them in 1915 with promises of Dalmatia-icon.png Dalmatiaball, South Tyrol-icon.png South Tyrolball, Margraviate of Istria-icon.png Istriaball and colonies.

    Viva Il Duce! (1915-1939)[edit | edit source]

    Vincere e vinceremo!

    Italian-Empire-icon.png Italyball fought hard against Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball, with whom it was evenly matched in Julian Alps, but was defeated at Caporetto in 1917, but triumphed at Vittorio Veneto in 1918, shortly after which Austria-Hungary-icon.png Austria-Hungaryball signed an armistice at Vila Gusti.

    Italian-Empire-icon.png Italyball had been bankrupted by the war, and turned briefly towards socialism when it didn't get all it was expecting at the Peace Conference (he got only Trentino-icon.png Trentinoball, Free Imperial City of Trieste-icon.png Triesteball, Istria-icon.png Istriaball, Fiumeball and Zadar-icon.png Zaraball).

    In 1922 a cancer cell called Benito Mussolini turned him into fascist and marched on Rome-icon.png Rome; it took until 1925 for it to completely abandon democracy. In the 1920s, it pioneered aviation, and took part in pacifying a colonial uprising in Libya-icon.png Libya; in 1929 he signed the Lateran Pact with the new Vatican-icon.png Vatican City and in the 1930s, it began building up a vast armaments industry in preparation for war, as it had to prevent the newly Nazified Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball from Anschlussing Austriaball in 1934.

    In 1934, following border clashes at Wal-Wal, Italyball manufactured a casus-belli for war against Abyssinia-icon.png Abyssiniaball (Ethiopia-icon.png Ethiopiaball) despite a mutual 1928 non-aggression pact. It invaded in 1935, using poison gas and bombers to massacre 8-icon.png 8balls, eventually annexing their clay to create Italian East Africa-icon.png Italian East Africaball.

    This led to international outrage, and League of Nations-icon.png League of Nationsball condemned Italyball's actions by introducing half-hearted economic sanctions. Italyball left the League and abandoned the democracies (UK-icon.png UKball and France-icon.png Franceball) in response, to formulate an alliance with Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball, aligning themselves in the 1936 Anti-Comintern Pact and Rome-Berlin Axis.

    They were further drawn into each other by their assistance of Francoist Spain-icon.png Nationalist Spainball in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), and the lack of Italyball's criticism of Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball's remilitarization of the Rhineland, then its Anschluss of Austriaball successfully conducted in March 1938. It stood by its new ally in the Czech-icon.png Czech crisis of September 1938.

    Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball pressured its friend into adopting racial laws against Israel-icon.png Jewcubes in its country and Beta Israel-icon.png Ethiopian Jews in Italian East Africa-icon.png Italian East Africaball in 1938 as well.

    Disastrous Warfare (1939-1947)[edit | edit source]

    In March 1937, Italyball Invaded Albania-icon.png Albaniaball's clay, who had been its protectorate since 1926. It then signed the Pact of Steel with Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball; however it was left shocked when Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball signed a non-aggression pact with their mortal enemy Soviet-icon.png Soviet Unionball, and even more so when they invaded Polandball jointly in September 1939.

    Italyball again stayed neutral for the first stretch of the war, but after seeing Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball's blitzkrieg through Western Europe and the fall of France-icon.png Franceball in mid-1940, Italyball jumped in half-preparedly as always, and got to occupy parts of Vichy France-icon.png Vichy Franceball's clay afterwards. It later successfully invaded British Somaliland-icon.png British Somalilandball and Egypt-icon.png Egyptball.

    It got its ass severely kicked by Kingdom of Greece-icon.png Greeceball in November 1940 when it tried to invade through Albania-icon.png Albaniaball's border, resulting in Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball having to come to bail it out the following year with a Balkan campaign. Italy occupied most of Greece, Yugoslavia, and some of the southern Balkans afterward. UK-icon.png UKball had also bombed its fleet at Taranto.

    Meanwhile, in 1943 UK-icon.png UKball and France-icon.png Free Franceball had liberated Abyssinia-icon.png Abyssinia in East Africa, and occupied its colonies there, as well as in Libya. Its forces were hopeless in North Africa until Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball sent its panzers to help it out; then it was forced to send its troops to help invade Soviet-icon.png Sovietball's vast clay.

    Then USA-icon.png USAball and UK-icon.png UKball kicked it out of North Africa altogether, despite Italyball's resistance which saved the entire Axis army, being internationally acclaimed (such as by Winston Churchill and Erwin Rommell) despite Allied propaganda tried to hide it. Eventually, the Allies landed in Sardinia-icon.png Sardinia and Sicily-icon.png Sicily by mid 1944, pushing up into Campania.

    At this point, Italyball had spent its resources, and was tired of the war; it dropped fascism in the coup of 25 Luglio 1944 and signed an armistice, but then Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball occupied the north of its clay and created a puppet state, Italian Social Republic-icon.png Italian Social Republicball to continue the war as the Allies struggled up the Italian peninsula, with battles at Monte Cassio.

    Also, it and Italian Social Republic-icon.png Italian Social Republicball teamed up only one time for kicking Free France-icon.png Franceball's ass who was trying to occupy Aosta Valley-icon.png Aosta Valleyball. Rome was liberated in mid 1944; but Italian Social Republic-icon.png Italian Social Republicball kept fighting until the surrender of Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball in May 1945. Italyball finally was cured from this cancer (for while ... you known... metastasis).

    After the disastrous war, which had wrecked Italyball's clay and industry, it decided to dispose of the monarchy in a referendum in 1947, unfortunatley making it die of depression. Having lost its colonies and Istria-icon.png Istriaball in 1947 Italian-Empire-icon.png The Kingdom of Italy became the Italy-icon.png republic we know today.

    (For colors its same as Italyball, but for blue it is 108, 116, 240)

    Relationships[edit | edit source]

    Pre 1943 (After World War I)[edit | edit source]

    Friends[edit | edit source]

    • Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball - It's a the big boss despiste being descendant of that Germanic Barbarians that killed the great Roman Empire. It is the one who will help me take over the world (or at least in Ethiopia)it supplied the gases
    • Japanese-Empire-icon.png Japanese Empireball - Another Axis buddy.
    • Albania-icon.png Albaniaball - Helped me try and take over Greeceball.
    • Bulgaria-icon.png Bulgariaball - Another Friend who helped me takeover Greeceball.
    • Kingdom of Yugoslavia-icon.png Kingdom of Yugoslaviaball (before April War) - You join to AXIS? Yey, welcome!
    • Francoist Spain-icon.png Francoist Spainball - It likes me, and I helped it win its civil war, but why do you dislike Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball? It is good fascist just like you!
    • Portugal-icon.png Portugalball - Salazar is another great fascist leader, and the Estado Novo is the best. I also admire the large amount of Africa it owns. But...it is personal friends with Abyssinia-icon.png That...thing... so..I think he respects Africa or something? I am confused..but it is my friend.
    • Independent State of Croatia-icon.png Independent State of Croatiaball - A good little fascist, though it can go a too far at times.
    • Kingdom of Romania-icon.png Kingdom of Romaniaball - A fascist like me. We can into great fascist leaders that would get desposed and LATIN too. My interesting and lovable sibling.
    • SPQR-icon.png - My grandparent and role model.

    Enemies[edit | edit source]

    • Soviet-icon.png Soviet Unionball- A dirty communist who I hate. AND YOU JUST KILLED ITS RULER OF MY COLONY?? I DIDN'T DO LIKE THAT YOU COMMUNIST PIG!
    • UK-icon.png UKball - You fool Barbarian! Abyssinia is mine!.
    • Kingdom of Greece-icon.png Kingdom of Greeceball - That little shit who screwed me up. It made me look embarrassing in front of the big boss. Luckily Nazi Germanyball helped me. Also YOU'RE MINE
    • Ioannis Metaxas- No! No!! NO!!!
    • France-icon.png Franceball (after 1925)- So weak! Even when I attacked it colonies in Africa. Hahaha, you are a weak sibling. Also beat you in 1938 World Cup.
    • Yugoslavia-icon.png Yugoslaviaball (After April War) - You exit from AXIS after 2 days? I'm not very surprised.... but don't worry, you can come back anytime you want!
    • Abyssinia-icon.png Ethiopian Empireball- You're MINE! But I'm sorry for your king, I need to take yuo.
      • Abbyssia-icon (soldier).png- BYE BYE NOW
    • Beta Israel-icon.png Beta Isrealites - Jewish semetic Ethiopains who should be perished out of this Earth.

    Post 1943[edit | edit source]

    Friends[edit | edit source]

    • USA-icon.png USAball - I’m glad yuo convinced a-me.
    • Canada-icon.png Canadaball - Welcome nicest ally!
    • Italy-icon.png Italyball - My child who I'm so proud of. :)
    • Soviet-icon.png Soviet Unionball - New friends.
    • UK-icon.png UKball - When I decided that il Nazi was evil, tu was one of the first to defend mia cause! Tally-a Ho-a!
    • Beta Israel-icon.png Beta Isrealites - I am so sorry for what I did. Nazi Germany told me to do it.
    • Free France-icon.png Free Franceball - Ugh, do io really havings to ally with tu? Fiiiine, but-a only because-a we both hatings Nazi.

    Netural[edit | edit source]

    Enemies[edit | edit source]

    • Nazi-icon.png Nazi Germanyball - JOKES ON-A YUO! I OF NEVER LIKINGS TU! IT-A WAS THAT-A SILLY Italian Social Republic-icon.png FASCISTA CONTROLLING IO THAT-A LIKED TU! Speaking of...
    • Italian Social Republic-icon.png Italian Social Republicball - It was a power-hungry idiot that-a controllings me! But nao io is free!!

    Gallery[edit | edit source]

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    Nazi-icon.png Nazi.gifFascist Italy-icon.png Axis Powers - Removings Commies und der Alliierte, 1942 Best Year Ever! Kingdom of Italy-icon.pngJapanese-Empire.gif Japanese-Empire-icon.png
    Tripartite Pact Nazi.gif Nazi GermanyballJapanese-Empire.gif Empire of JapanballFascist Italy-icon.png Kingdom of Italyball (until 1943)
    Affiliate states Kingdom of Romania-icon.png Kingdom of RomaniaballKingdom of Hungary-icon.png Kingdom of HungaryballBulgaria-icon.png Kingdom of BulgariaballThailand-icon.png ThailandballPanslavic-icon.png Kingdom of Yugoslaviaball (2 days only)
    Co-belligerent states Finland-icon.png FinlandballKingdom of Iraq-icon.png Kingdom of IraqballSoviet-icon.png Soviet Unionball (Invasion of Poland only)
    Tianjin Concession (Tianjin-icon.png) Tianjin-icon.png Tianjin Concessionsball Japanese-Empire.gif Empire of JapanballFascist Italy-icon.png Kingdom of Italyball (Until 1943)
    Nazi.gif Sieg Heil Mein Führer! Drittes Reich Über Alles!!! Nazi-icon.png
    Occupied territories Nazi Estonia-icon.png Nazi EstoniaballNazi Latvia-icon.png Nazi LatviaballNazi Lithuania-icon.png Nazi LithuaniaballNazi Norway-icon.png Nazi NorwayballGeneral Government-icon.png General GovernmentballKingdom of Hungary-icon.png Government of National UnityballUkrainian National Committee-icon.png Ukrainian National CommitteeballBelarusian Central Council-icon.png Belarusian Central CouncilballLokot-icon.png LokotballNazi Netherlands-icon.png Nazi NetherlandsballNazi Belgium and Northern France-icon.png Nazi Belgium and Northern FranceballMontenegro-icon (1941-1944).png Montenegroball (1941-1944)Serbia-icon (1941-1944).png Serbiaball (1941-1944)
    Client and Puppet states Italian Social Republic-icon.png Italian Social RepublicballNazi Albania-icon.png Albanian KingdomballIndependent State of Croatia-icon.png Independent State of CroatiaballVichy France-icon.png Vichy FranceballFirst Slovak Republic-icon.png First Slovak RepublicballNazi occupied Greece-icon.png Greeceball (1941-1944)Scania-icon.png Quisling regimeball
    Japanese-Empire.gif Gloriosu Nippon Stronk! 天皇陛下万歳!!! Japanese-Empire-icon.png
    Client and Puppet states State of Burma-icon.png State of BurmaballCambodia-icon (1941-1945).png Kingdom of KampucheaballProvisional Government of Republic of China-icon.png Provisional Government of Republic of ChinaballReformed Government of the Republic of China-icon.png Reformed Government of the Republic of ChinaballProvisional Government of Republic of China-icon.png East HebeiballGreat Way-icon.png Great WayballAzad Hind-icon.png Azad HindballJapanese Laos-icon.png Japanese LaosballMengjiang-icon.png MengjiangballManchukuo-icon.png ManchukuoballRepublic of Nanjing-icon.png Republic of NanjingballSecond Philippine Republic-icon.png Second Philippine RepublicballEmpire of Vietnam-icon.png Empire of VietnamballJapanese Taiwan-icon.png Japanese TaiwanballJapanese Korea-icon.png Japanese KoreaballYamato YukiharaballTianjin-icon.png Tianjin Concessionsball
    Fascist Italy-icon.png TRAITOR! Pizza "Empire" of Italy Kingdom of Italy-icon.png
    Puppet and Client states Albanian Kingdom-icon (1939-1943).png Albanian KingdomballMonaco-icon.png MonacoballMacedonian Voivodeship-icon.png Principality of the PindusballFirst Slovak Republic-icon.png First Slovak RepublicballIndependent State of Croatia-icon.png Independent State of CroatiaballHellenic State-icon.png Greeceball (1941-1944)Fascist San Marino-icon.png Fascist San Marinoball • Tianjin-icon.png Tianjin ConcessionsballItalian East Africa-icon.png Italian East AfricaballItalian Dalmatia-icon.png Italian DalmatiaballItalian governorate of Montenegro-icon.png Italian governorate of Montenegroball
    USA-icon.pngUK-icon.png Allied Powers - Liberating the World from Germany Tyranny France-icon.pngRussia-icon.png
    World War I UK-icon.png UKballFrance-icon.png FranceballRussian-Empire2-icon.png Russian Empireball (Russian SFSR (old)-icon.png Russian SFSRball) • Italian-Empire-icon.png Kingdom of ItalyballBritish Raj-icon.png British RajballJapanese-Empire-icon.png Empire of JapanballBelgium-icon.png BelgiumballLuxembourg-icon.png LuxembourgballKingdom of Serbia-icon.png Kingdom of SerbiaballKingdom of Greece-icon.png Kingdom of GreeceballKingdom of Montenegro-icon.png Kingdom of MontenegroballKingdom of Romania-icon.png Kingdom of RomaniaballUSA-icon.png USAballAndorra-icon.png AndorraballArmenia-icon.png ArmeniaballKingdom of Hejaz-icon.png Arab Rebelballs • Brazil-icon.png BrazilballROC-icon (old).png Republic of ChinaballCosta Rica-icon.png Costa RicaballMexico-icon.png MexicoballUnited States Cuba-icon.png Republic of CubaballBohemia-icon.png Czechoslovak LegionballsSaudi Arabia-icon.png Emirate of Nejd and HasaballGuatemala-icon.png GuatemalaballHaiti-icon.png HaitiballHonduras-icon.png HondurasballLiberia-icon.png LiberiaballNepal-icon.png NepalRawrNicaragua-icon.png NicaraguaballPanama-icon.png PanamaballPortugal-icon.png PortugalballThailand-icon.png SiamballAbyssinia-icon.png Ethiopian Empireball
    World War II UK-icon.png UKballUSA-icon.png USAballSoviet-icon.png Soviet UnionballTaiwan-icon.png Republic of ChinaballFrance-icon.png Franceball (Free France-icon.png Free Franceball) • French Indochina-icon.png French Indochinaball (from 1940) • Second Polish Republic-icon.png Second Polish Republicball (Second Polish Republic-icon.png PR PolandballCanada-icon (Red Ensign).png CanadaballBritish Ceylon-icon.png British CeylonballBritish Raj-icon.png British RajballAustralia-icon.png AustraliaballPanslavic-icon.png Kingdom of Yugoslaviaball (Yugoslavia-icon.png Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslaviaball) • Kingdom of Greece-icon.png Kingdom of GreeceballNew Zealand-icon.png New ZealandballUnion of South Africa-icon.png Union of South AfricaballNetherlands-icon.png NetherlandsballBelgium-icon.png BelgiumballLuxembourg-icon.png LuxembourgballNorway-icon.png NorwayballCzech-icon.png CzechoslovakiaballAbyssinia-icon.png Ethiopian EmpireballBrazil-icon.png BrazilballMexico-icon.png MexicoballGuatemala-icon.png GuatemalaballEl Salvador-icon.png El SalvadorballHonduras-icon.png HondurasballNicaragua-icon.png NicaraguaballCosta Rica-icon.png Costa RicaballPanama-icon.png PanamaballColombia-icon.png ColombiaballPeru-icon.png PeruballPhilippines-icon.png Commonwealth of the PhilippinesballUnited States Cuba-icon.png Republic of CubaballLiberia-icon.png LiberiaballBolivia-icon.png BoliviaballParaguay-icon.png ParaguayballHaiti-icon.png HaitiballChile-icon.png ChileballArgentina-icon.png ArgentinaballTurkey-icon.png TurkeyballSouth Korea-icon.png KoreaballNepal-icon.png NepalrawrSyria-icon.png SyriaballKingdom of Egypt-icon.png Kingdom of EgyptballDominican-icon.png Dominican RepublicballIceland-icon.png IcelandballDenmark-icon.png DenmarkballKingdom of Italy-icon.png Kingdom of Italyball (from 1943) • Kingdom of Iraq-icon.png Kingdom of Iraqball (from 1943) • United States of Venezuela-icon.png United States of VenezuelaballPahlavi Iran-icon.png Pahlavi Iranball Bulgaria-icon.png Tsardom of Bulgariaball (from 1944) • Kingdom of Romania-icon.png Kingdom of Romaniaball (from 1944) • Saudi Arabia-icon.png Saudi ArabiaballFinland-icon.png Finlandball (from 1945) • Mongolia-icon.png MongoliaballVietnam-icon.png Vietnamball (slightly)

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