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“Hurray Trento and Trieste, Hurray for war”: these were the words pronounced by the crowd gathered in May, the 5th, 1915 at the end of the speech of Gabrile D'Annunzio (1863-1938).
On 24 May 1915 the Kingdom of Italy broke from the Triple Alliance and declared war with Austro-Hungary. In the months of neutrality the country underwent a confrontation between the neutralist majority, formed by socialists, Catholics, and Giolittians, and the interventionist minority, which was present in every political force. They found major support among nationalists and republicans and, in particular, the two most important people in the government: the...
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