A study of Italian foreign policy between September 1, 1939, and June 10, 1940

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dc.contributor.advisor Ferrill, Everett W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bickers, Patrick M. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial e-it--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:03Z
dc.date.created 1977 en_US
dc.date.issued 1977
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1977 .B43 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181601
dc.description.abstract This thesis has examined the course of foreign policy of Fascist Italy from the beginning of the Second World War, September 1, 1939, to Italy's formal entry into that war, June 10, 1940. This policy was virtually the will of Benito Mussolini, the Italian Fascist dictator. Most deeply explored were Italy's relationships with Great Britain, France, and Germany. Explored to a lesser degree were Italy's relationships with the United States and the Soviet Union.This thesis sought to answer two basic questions: Why did Italy not go to war in September, 1939, as she was bound by treaty to do?, and, what finally prompted Italy to go to war, on Germany's side, when she did the following June? Accordingly, the various possible factors, political, diplomatic, economic and military, that brought pressure upon Mussolini to act as he did were also examined. These factors originated both from within Italy and without.
dc.format.extent 87 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fascism -- Italy. en_US
dc.subject.other Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945. en_US
dc.subject.other Italy -- Foreign relations -- 1922-1945. en_US
dc.title A study of Italian foreign policy between September 1, 1939, and June 10, 1940 en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/414654 en_US


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