I vouchOfficial Italian government communiqué, Rome, 8:15 pm
Rise of the Kingdom of Italy
HOUSE OF PIEDMONT TAKES POWER:
With the tragic affair of the bomb set off during a dinner of the whole Savoy Family there was no possible successor for the House of Savoy. The House of Piedmont in Turin then took power and restored the Monarchy.
King Marcus of Piedmont, only 27 years old has taken the role as King, and many Italians with thoughts of a new ruling family greeted him in the streets of Rome and Turin.
The Kingdom of Italy, formed back during the time of Napoleon, yet dissolved. After battles with Naples, the second major power in Italy, Naples was finally beaten and Italy was unified.
Due to Napoleon placing the capital in Italy as Rome more than a century back, it has created much thinking about a Second Roman Empire, but the King and his Advisors see this as almost impossible. Further this thought has been put to rest by the King himself, as peace must be preserved during these rash days.
The King himself holds the power with an Absolute Monarchy, where Politcal Parties has little matter. He has taken the role as that himself, but has ordered a Minister of Foreign Affairs, yet not chosen. As a new age is coming up, Italy has to increase it's Political Affairs with other countries. In occasion to this the King himself has ordered Ambassadors to be sent to France, Austria, and Spain. But furthermore Italy has accepted the Portuguse proposal - sworn to protect Portugal and her colony in Africa, Tunisia. Also Ambassadors has been sent to Greece to discuss the Greek Rebellions against the Ottoman Empire, but mostly to establish good relationship with Greece.
INCREMENT OF PRODUCTION:
Unlike his predecessors, the King has ordered most attention to Technological Advancement as well as Production in Italy. The King has concluded that a highly advanced nation could win a war with superior equiptment against an ill-equipped enemy. Italy once consisted of Farmers due to the few jobs on Factories that was almost impossible to find. Now many Italians has the oppertunity to go away from home and work with other persons, a way for Italians to socialize.
ITALIAN MILITARY MIGHT:
The Italian military has been concluded as poor by many, but this is at most not true.
Italy's military is prospering with the new King, as he has done many great things despite his young age.
The Italian Army might be outdated and it is not in top form, but other branches of the Italian military is slightly better.
The Alpine Divisions:
The Alpine Divisions are elite units of the Italian Army, and is much better armed than regular Italian units thus better training. The are ment to fight in the Alps if war would ever occur, luring an enemy into them and then unleash an ambush. The Alps within Italy has also been fortified. The Alpine HQ's are in Milan, Turin and Palermo.
The Italian Fleet:
The Italian Fleet is no joke, ever since the formation of Italy it has been a goal to create an outstanding Fleet, which has so far been done. As most of Italy has a coast that is another reason to have a large Fleet ready to face any aggressor. As the years pass, more vessels are created for the Italian Fleet, among them are Battleships, Destroyers, Dreadnoughts along with other types of ships.
The Italian Marines:
The Italian Marines are ment to be a fast force to harass the coast of a possible aggressor. Yet with only the size of a Division the Italian Marines has proven to be a valuable asset of the Italian military, and considered one of the best.
The new project the King personally has ordered, an Armoured Car, named Fiat Armatura-18. The Armoured Car is of course made by Fiat, the only car company in Italy.
The King gave Fiat this task, and expect good results following.
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