150th anniversary of Italian state

#1
Today is the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Italian state. Happy anniversary, Italy :pl:


Rather oddly, the Italian Minister of Defence and the Mayor of Rome were both booed by the crowd. Maybe they were expecting Berlusconi :eye: It was funny to watch, but spoiled the occasion somewhat.
 
#3
it is only in it's 150th state, always looks a lot worse than that to me.
 
#4
150 years a State, and by Christ what a state it,s in.
 
#5
150 years a State, and by Christ what a state it,s in.
The impression I get is that they feel better off having had one leader for several years, compared to where they were with the 'revolving door' governments that never got a chance to carry through any policies.

I wonder what sort of state they would have been in if they had kept their colonies. I suspect they would have preferred leaders who presented an image of gravitas and dignity, even if they quietly slipped off to Tripoli for some bunga bunga.
 

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