Alternative History
Repubblica Italiana
Italian Republic
Timeline: Imperishable Morning
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Italy
Anthem "Il Canto degli Italiani"
(and largest city)
Other cities San Marino, Lombardy
Language Italian
Religion Atheism
Government Federal semi-presidential constitutional republic
President Giovanni Toti
Prime Minister
Currency Italian Lira

Italy (Italian: Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Italian: Repubblica Italiana) is a federal semi-presidential constitutional republic in Southern Europe.

From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, the new Kingdom of Italy rapidly industrialised and acquired a colonial empire becoming a Great Power. However, Southern and rural Italy remained largely excluded from industrialisation, fuelling a large and influential diaspora. Despite victory in World War I, Italy entered a period of economic crisis and social turmoil, which favoured the establishment of a Fascist dictatorship in 1922.