The Historical Reasons behind Italy’s Instability by Giulio Sapelli
Giulio Sapelli (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei)
IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2017, 176-179
Italy is a fragile and unstable nation due to its historical instability and historical position in the international division of labour. The country was economically fragmented and divided and subject to the external dominion of UK and French capitalism initially and then US capitalism after World War II. Nowadays, the fast-shifting international order explicitly reveals the fact that North America’s security and financial dominance export model has encountered serious military and diplomatic defeats in recent years and left Italy exposed to an increasingly crucial dependency on external agencies.