|Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)
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After the achievement of unification, one of the Italian political élite’s main aims was recognition of the country as a 'great power' by the members of the international system. Such ambitions sharply contrasted with Italy’s political weakness, as well as with its economic and social backwardness. In spite of everything the Italian authorities began to dream of an African empire, on the model of the great European powers, which were involved in the 'scramble for Africa'.
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|Italy, Northern Africa