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III. Viktor Emánuel
Victor Emmanuel III

Author(s): Jenő Horváth
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, Military history, Political history, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
Published by: Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Új-és Jelenkori Egyetemes Történeti Tanszék
Keywords: First World War; fascism; Mussolini; Italy; Italian Kingdom; dynasty of Sa-voy; Umberto I; Umberto II;
Summary/Abstract: Victor Emmanuel III reigned for a long time, for 46 years (1900–1946), all the same the international historical litterature hardly deals with him, his name is only mentioned in the publications. Even the Italian his-torians have not written much about him. In the first trimester of the 20th century he was praised by the majority of the publications. But from the last third of the thirties the critical tone intensified with him because he legitimized Mussolini's increasingly aggressive foreign policy. And though he dismissed Mussolini in 1943, but the critical tone on him did not chan-ge. After 1945 he just saw the events. The referendum in 1946 decided the fate of the monarchy and the king.

  • Page Range: 167-188
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Hungarian