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Modern Day Countries under Italian Rule

This quiz encompasses all of the modern day countries whose territories have been controlled or subdued, partially or completely, by Italian authorities (either civilian or military) since the 1861 Unification.
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First submittedAugust 1, 2017
Last updatedMarch 12, 2019
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Acquired during colonial "scramble" (1880s); kept until WWII
Eritrea
Acquired during colonial "scramble" (1880s); kept until 1960 under UN Trusteeship
Somalia
Protectorate over this independent empire was craved for a long time; brutally occupied from 1936
Ethiopia
Part of this country annexed in 1911; another part occupied for a short in 1923; as a whole it was attacked unsuccessfully during WWII
Greece
Portions of this country previously owned by Italian pre-unitarian States; partly occupied during WWII
France
Commercial and military concession within a coastal city obtained in 1901, kept until WWII
China
Annexed in 1911, gained from a declining Empire; brutally subdued in the 1920s
Libya
Annexed by a rival colonial power in 1881 despite the presence of flourishing expat community; occupied for a short during WWII
Tunisia
Attacked during WWII with German aid; the advance was stopped by the British in a breakthrough battle
Egypt
This country appeared for the first time as a whole in 1917 under Italian influence; definitively annexed in 1939, kept until WWII
Albania
Part of this country had been Italian-speaking for centuries, annexed after WWI; occupied further during WWII
Slovenia
Part of this country had been Italian-speaking for centuries, annexed after WWI; occupied further during WWII (a brutal puppet regime was also created)
Croatia
Not directly annexed but occupied by the puppet state of the above
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Portions of this country directly annexed during WWII; mostly was made a puppet governatorate
Montenegro
Annexed for a short time during WWII
Kosovo
Part of this country was annexed for a short time during WWII
Macedonia
Tiny parts of this country were annexed for a short time during WWII
Serbia
Italy intervened in a civil war in this country; afterwards it kept a stronghold for a short
Spain
Unsuccessfull advance in this country during WWII
Sudan
Unsuccessfull advance in this country during WWII
South Sudan
Unsuccessfull advance in this country during WWII
Kenya
Today it is an unrecognized country; it was occupied for a short overruling the British during WWII
Somaliland
A coastal city within this former Empire was occupied for a short (1919-1922)
Turkey
This microstate was "mildly" occupied for a short during WWII
Monaco
This microstate was neved formally annexed but it was deeply influenced under every point of view during the Fascism
San Marino
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Aug 1, 2017
Shouldn't Vatican City be part of the list?
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Aug 1, 2017
Properly the Pope State (Stato della Chiesa) was extended over four Italian regions and it ceased to exist when it was annexed by the rest of Italy in 1870. The Holy See continued to reign as a spiritual institution over the Christianity but no territorial sovereignty was recognized until Mussolini and Pius XI signed the Lateran Agreements (Patti Lateranensi) in 1929. Vatican City as a modern recognized country began to exist that date, and since then it has never been occupied nor heavily influenced or manoeuvred such as San Marino was. The Pope was granted his influential juridical personality even against the willing of Mussolini and Hitler, although not too openly (e.g. by saving Jews inside the walls of the Vatican). :)