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Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor Emmanuel II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito Mussolini established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy was a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include illegal immigration, organized crime, corruption, high unemployment, sluggish economic growth, and the low incomes and technical standards of southern Italy compared with the prosperous north.

Geography of Italy
Read this article to learn information about the southern European nation of Italy. Learn information about Italy's history, government, economy, geography and climate.

Ten Sicily Facts
Learn ten geographic facts about the Mediterranean and Italian island of Sicily. Learn about Sicily’s history, people, economy, geography and climate.

Map of Italy
A nice clear map of Italy from the CIA World FactBook.

Geography and Map of Italy
A political map, comprehensive data, and flag from the CIA World FactBook.

Blank Outline Map of Italy
A free blank outline map of Italy to print out for educational, school, or classroom use.

Italy Travel
The About.com site devoted to Italy, a fantastic resource.

Merriam-Webster Map of Italy
A clear and detailed Italy map along with basic geographic facts from Merriam-Webster. The map includes many cities and major physical features.

Italy Maps
A nice collection of large detailed maps of Italy from the PCL Map Collection.

Italy: History, Geography, Government and Culture
Great data and historical information from Infoplease.com.

Background Note - Italy
A great profile, including political history, from the U.S. State Department.

Flags of the World - Italy
The flag of Italy and everything you ever wanted to know about the flag.

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