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Neofascist Interpretations of Risorgimento and Criticism to the Mussolinian Project on Anthropological Revolution in Italy (1945-1955)

12 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2011 Last revised: 16 Sep 2011

Elisabetta Wolff

University of Oslo

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Most Italians were deeply affected by events occurring between 1943 and 1945: Badoglio's appointment as prime minister, the fall of the Fascist regime, the armistice with the Anglo-Americans, foreign military occupation, and the internal conflict which involved on one side Italians supporting the Italian Social Republic of Mussolini in northern Italy, on the other side the partisans fighting both the Fascists and the Germans, on the third side the army in southern Italy fighting alongside the Anglo-American troops. Among Italians, the neofascists rejected the post-war version of facts delivered by those who had won the war and continued to uphold an interpretation of the recent past that can in no way be labelled as 'politically correct'.

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Wolff, Elisabetta, Neofascist Interpretations of Risorgimento and Criticism to the Mussolinian Project on Anthropological Revolution in Italy (1945-1955) (2011). APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1902925

Elisabetta Wolff (Contact Author)

University of Oslo ( email )

PO Box 6706 St Olavs plass

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