Why didn’t Italy join the Central Powers in World War One? (Short Animated Documentary)

Italy was allied with Germany and Austria-Hungary when the First World War broke out and infamously didn’t join the war on their side. So why not? To find out watch this short and simple animated history documentary.

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Comment (32)

  1. To be fair in the years before the war Austria had broken multiple times the conditions of the alliance and always refuse to pay reparations for it, they also planned repeatedly to go to war with Italy like after the Messina earthquake in 1908 and again in 1911, finally they refused Italy’s conditions. Italians were dicks but the Austrian far worse and actually betrayed first leaving Italy with no choices.
    Edit: Also forgot that Austria couldn’t even go to war in the Balkans without Italy’s approval yet did it anyway, breaking the alliance and causing the war when the alliance was only defensive.

  2. I could stand to learn more about Italian history. I know little about Italy from after the fall of Rome to the formation of the nation-state of Italy proper. Thank you for another comical and informative video!
    Merry Christmas out there everybody! ✝️🎄

  3. it was so confusing for the military that they were preparing to fight france and had to change all of their plans and move all of their armies to the other side of the country.

  4. At the time there was a widespread feeling of an incomplete Italian unification, from which the term Irredentism was born, something that did not disappear after the end of the war, because in the face of disastrous losses of human life in the trenches, the lands granted to Italy were lower than those promised, and therefore some Italians were still relegated to living in foreign states. The rancor of this "mutilated victory", as it was called, and the ingratitude of Italian society towards war veterans were two of the various reasons that fomented the growth of Fascism which was theorized by Mussolini shortly thereafter.

  5. France is that one friend who says "im not a part of the drama I don't wanna pick sides" than talks shit to literally everyone and picks a side after its obvious who won the argument

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