Geography Despite some similarities, geography is very different in the two countries. Both are bathed by the seas since England is part of an island while Italy is a peninsula connected to Europe through the Alps in the north of the country. Italy is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and it is the 4th most populous state in the EU due to its 61 million inhabitants. On the other hand, England shares it borders with Wales and Scotland and covers more than a half of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Sea.
Mussolini had left his mark and the Italians needed a new beginning. It came to them in the year 1946 when Italy officially became a Republic. For the next 40 years, Italy was largely a Socialist republic, but its politics caused major unrest with strikes, unrest and terrorism by both left-wing and right-wing groups. By the 1980s and 1990s, a number of new political parties offered less divisive policies and ushered in a more peaceful, if still often corrupt, modern era. The social, political, and economic reality is accepted, by most Italians, with disparaging
TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction and Country Background 1 Culture 4 Economy 12 Standard Operating Practices 18 SWOT Analysis 27 Conclusion 40 References 42 Introduction & Country Background Geographically, Italy is comprised of a peninsula that extends into the Mediterranean Sea, as well as two large islands. The shape of Italy has been depicted as a ‘boot’ in many cartoons and drawings for years. The country covers over 116,000 square miles, making it approximately the combined size of Florida and Georgia. (Killinger, 2002) Italy is a democratic republic that has a current population of around 60 million people, making it the twenty-third most populous country in the world. Italy
Italy was a country in turmoil, they had witnessed five different presidents since 1917, the country was divided and no government had ever gained majority in the House of Deputies, thus causing coalition agreements between the parties. Due to the coalition governments, the political leaders were not able to achieve any stable goals and improve the conditions of the country, politics had become polarised. Therefore the people of Italy had to look for alternative governing bodies, to improve the turmoil in which they found themselves. Socialist groups began to witness an increase in members and riots spread throughout the country. While the fascist organisations had witnessed an upsurge in numbers, which resulted in the mass being drew away
The purpose of this essay is to explain the function of the Italian family. Italian families are the center of all government structures and the major influential to all of the society norms. From religion, family life, and work, the Italian family stabilizes every aspect. In government and business affairs, Italians typically only do business with people that they know or their own family members. In the government, officials are commonly used to the way things are that there is rarely any change to policy because of the “family way of thinking”. “The electorate no longer believes that any of the candidates will make much difference, not least because there will be another election soon enough. Everyone promises reforms and fresh air,
The sun kissed Ileana's cheeks, making her wake up from her pleasant dream. She grumbled as she sat up, and she almost screamed when she realized where she was. Hearing rustling from her side, she looked over and saw Julian sleeping peacefully.
More specifically, Mount Etna is located in Italy’s largest island, known as Sicily, in the continent of Europe. It is not only the highest volcano, but also the most active as well. At the foot of Mount Etna, Catania of Sicily is the closest city to this volcano, being home to almost 300,000 citizens. About 25% of Sicily’s Populations lies on Mount Etna’s slopes. Mount Etna is a presently a popular tourist attraction of Sicily, where individuals are able to hike as well as ski. According to CNN News, “For hikers who start from the amenity-packed base at 1,800 meters…. A guide meets each vehicle and leads a walk around the area -- this is a good way to see some of Etna 's numerous craters.” This quote demonstrates how innumerable people come to visit every year, and are able to learn more about Italy’s most spectacular volcano. Mount
Flat coastal plains have long sandy beaches that are normally found hidden. A lot of Italy’s long coastal areas are rugged areas.
The cities of Italy prospered during the late Middle Ages, serving as trading posts connecting Europe to the Byzantine Empire and the Moslem world via the Mediterranean Sea. Commerce enriched and empowered regions in which the feudal system had not taken a strong hold, especially in northern Italy. The most prosperous of these cities—Florence, Venice, and Milan—became powerful city-states, ruling the regions surrounding them. Further south, the Papal States, centered in Rome, gradually grew to rival the wealth of the northern cities, and as the seat of the papacy, exerted a tremendous influence over Italian life and politics. Along with a few other minor centers of wealth and power, including Urbino, Mantua, and Ferrara, these four regions
During the late nineteenth century, economic crises and corrupt, unstable governments seemed to be commonplace in Italy. In 1892, Giovanni Giolitti became Prime
In deciding who has power in the government, government officials are elected and many political parties with different ideas are formed. The parliament in Italy is part of the legislative branch of the government, in that branch they have a chamber of deputies and a senate with the chamber having 630 elected members and the senate having 315 elected members (“Italy-Political Parties”). Besides for a small period of time no political party has been able to command a large majority of parliament which makes Italy have a long history of weak coalition governments (“Italy-Political Parties”). One of these parties is “Partito Democratico” which is a democratic party founded in 2007 and is home to the current Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, this party is a merger of several other parties and is strongest in northern-central Italy and large cities (“Italian Political Parties”). Another major party is “Forza Italia” launched in 1994 by former Prime Minister Silvo Berlusconi, this party is a liberal conservative party who unfortunately for them, their leader Berlusconi has been convicted in tax fraud and has a part in other scandals as well. Their platforms include traditional values as well as “freedom and “centrality of the individual” (“Italian Political Parties”). The “Five Star Movement” party which is a newer party founded in 2009 by comedian, activist, and blogger Beppe Grillo is another political party in Italy. It is seen as a populist party with anti-systemic ideals, the members insist it’s not a party but a movement and their ideals include direct democracy, non-violence, and degrowth. The term “five star” is a reference to public water, sustainable transport, development, connectivity, and environmentalism (“Italian Political Parties”). There is another party known as “Lega Nord” which is a federalist party who is led by Umberto
Italy’s problems started with the fact that it didn’t have one main ruler, but two people and a concept, resulting in a different approach to the unification. Gulseppe Mazzini had a radical program focusing on a centralized democratic republic based on universal suffrage and the will of the people. Vincenzo Gioberti, who was a catholic priest called for a federation of existing states
1. Environmental Analysis for Potential Markets. 1.1 Economic Conditions - Economic Environment Gourmet Lovers will be venturing its olive oil brands to the potential overseas market in Italy. Gourmet lovers business enterprising in Italy is a great opportunity in enhancing the success of the olive oil product range. The economics condition of Italy is reported to