political situation in italy n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Political Situation in Italy PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Political Situation in Italy

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 11

Political Situation in Italy - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 90 Views
  • Uploaded on

Political Situation in Italy. Deborah, Andrea, Emma, Clarence & Matthew. Identify problems that the Italian government faced and how they handled them. Political Background. Governed by Liberal politicians Government run by elitists

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Political Situation in Italy' - thad


Download Now An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
political situation in italy

Political Situation in Italy

Deborah, Andrea, Emma, Clarence & Matthew

Identify problems that the Italian government faced and how they handled them

political background
Political Background
  • Governed by Liberal politicians
  • Government run by elitists
  • Electorate of 600,000 represented only 2% of the population
  • Women not allowed to vote
  • No well established political parties
  • Corruption
  • Church’s opposition to the new Italian government
1919 election results
1919 Election Results
  • The PSI (Italian Socialist Party) and PPI (Italian People's Party) became the two largest parties.
  • Government became increasingly unpopular
  • Mussolini failed to win a seat
1921 election results
1921 Election Results
  • The Italian Socialist Party lost many votes and seats by the split of Communist Party of Italy.
  • Mussolini formed National Fascist Party
    • Gain 35 out of535 seats
proportional representation franchise
Proportional Representation & Franchise
  • Introduced after WWI, replacing:
    • "First past the post" electoral systems
    • Census Suffrage
    • "Trasformiso" bloc of Liberals
  • Proportional Representation(August, 1919):
    • Number of seats proportional to number of votes
  • the Franchise(December, 1918):
    • Universal Suffrage for Men
    • Women still neglected participation in voting
changes brought by electoral system
Changes Brought by Electoral System
  • Decline of the Liberal Faction:
    • Rise of PSI (Socialists) and PPI (Popolari)
  • Instability with 3 different factions, such as:
    • Socialists
    • Fascists
  • Allows the rise of socialists and with it, the Fascists:
    • Enables development of Bienno Rosso
coalition government
Coalition Government
  • PSI (Socialists) and PPI (Catholic Popolari) refusing to cooperate
  • Trasformiso-style politics
  • ž5 brief governments between 1918 and 1922
  • No credibility
  • žAttempts to help masses ž
  • ž5 different governments failed to solve Italy’s social, economic and political problems
new political party popolari
New Political Party: Popolari
  • New Catholic Party
  • set up by the Pope
  • split between reformers and conservatives
  • 1920s - loss of power
new political party socialists
New Political Party: Socialists
  • Italian Socialist Party (PSI)
  • Genoa, 1892
  • 1910 - improving electorial results
  • divisions: Reformers & Maximalists
  • 1919 general election - PSI popular
  • 1921 - end
new political party catholics
New Political Party: Catholics
  • The Italian People's Party (PPI)
  • founded in 1919 by Luigi Sturzo
  • supported by Pope Benedict XI
  • divided into factions
  • believes in Christian Democracy
new political party fascists
New Political Party: Fascists
  • Founded in Rome, 1921 by Mussolini
  • transformation into coherent political group
  • Mussolini's ideology
  • Black shirts - attacked Socialists
  • 'March on Rome' 1922
  • Maintained a nationalist agenda with combinations of others.