A Fascist Decade of War: 1935-1945 in International Perspective

Marco Maria Aterrano, Karine Varley (Editor)

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From the invasion of Ethiopia in 1935 through to the waning months of the Second World War in 1945, Fascist Italy was at war. This Fascist decade of war comprised an uninterrupted stretch of military and political engagements in which Italian military forces were involved in Abyssinia, Spain, Albania, France, Greece, the Soviet Union, North Africa and the Middle East. As a junior partner to Nazi Germany, only entering the war in June 1940, Italy is often seen as a relatively minor player in the Second World War. However, this book challenges much of the existing scholarship by arguing that Fascist Italy played a significant and distinct role in shaping international relations between 1935 and 1945, creating a Fascist decade of war.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages264
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right


  • Italy
  • World War II
  • fascism


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