Jordan179 wrote:All true, but look at the pre-war situation.
> Oliver Neukum <oli...@neukum.org> wrote in message
>> >> Over the next several years, Italy finds her place ever more firmly
>> >> with
>> >> the Allies. Because of this, Austria and Germany feel they must avoid
>> >> an all-out war. Because of this, WWI is averted. All because of a
>> >> leaked report in a Roman newspaper.
>> >> -C.M.Talleyrand
>> > Why did this attract NO notice? Is this really such a terribly bad
>> Italy is too unimportant. If the Prime Minister is so stupid that he
> I don't agree that Italy is "unimportant" in the context of the
Nobody thought of Italy as important. That Italy might switch sides,
wasn't unthinkable in 1914, yet nobody cared. That was possibly unwise,
but so it was.
A country beaten by Africans won't be taken highly serious given the
sentiments of the time.
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