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10-22-09 - HUI 239 Lecture After WWII there is a sense of...

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HUI 239 10/22/09 Lecture After WWII, there is a sense of happiness in Italy, thought they “controlled their own destiny”. During fascism, it was never thought to have a protagonist such as the one in Bicycle Thief . It is important to understand why a Parliamentary gov’t with proportional representation falls so often. Extra credit assignment: Write a report on one of the movies in the Italian Film Festival this weekend at the Wang. Italian economy as of today is practically like the standard of living in America. Italy was destroyed from the South to the North. Reconstruction of homes was speedy to provide shelter for people. The “Economic Miracle” – it was because of America’s good heart that helped Italy with the Marshall Plan. In spite of, but also thanks to, the politicians, Italy was able to emerge as a strong and industrial nation. Economic Miracle took place 1950 – 1963. The Treaty of Rome – March 1957 – it was important to eliminate barriers between nations. Italy wanted to export easily. Marshall Plan and European Common Market When we talk about economy of Italy, there are some dualities. o Geography: North east Italy is one of the richest part of Europe. Industrial Triangle – when we talk about the Economic Miracle and industrial growth, it took place in the Northwest part of Italy. Milan, Turin, and Genoa.
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