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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 2 – Decisive Turning Points Five Turning Points 1) Cold War- Up until 1992, Italian gov’t (executive branch) changed constantly. Every 5 years all of the positions in Parliament were up for voting, but from WWII until 1992, the government changed constantly.- 1946; election after war Communists and Sots very strong, with the Communists part of the coalition.- 1948 – Church has a large role; Church and political parties in fierce competition. Church uses extreme visual campaigns to fight Communism. DC scores huge win at the polls (with the help of the U.S. and the Church): The ouster of the Communists (and Sots) from government strategies for success.- Italian-American letter writing campaign – Italian-Americans asked to write their relatives in Italy to vote against Communism.- Creation of "The Sot Democratic Party" (directly Left of Center, formed with money given by the USA under the leadership of Giuseppe Saragat) and New Labor Unions to fragment the working class - 1950s--No...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2010 for the course HUI 239 taught by Professor Mariomignone during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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