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Italy's reaction to the Treaty of Versailles and Italy's road to involvement in WWII?

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Italy had signed a treaty with Germany & Austria - Hungary before WW I stating that if one of the three nations were attacked, the other two would come to help them.  However, when the war started in 1911, Italy did not help these countries! Instead, the Central Powers convinced Italy to join their side in 1915.  The Central Powers promised them they would be given new territories if they helped them win the war.
When it came time to sign the Treaty of Versailles (to end WW I), Italy was left out of a lot of the treaty negotiations.  This was because the Central Power countries - especially Britain and France - felt that Italy didn't do their "fair share" during the war.  It was true that these countries had to send troops to the Italian front to prevent the country from being overrun.
Italy agreed with some parts of the treaty, but were made about not getting the territories they were promised.


The information in this resource is very wrong. For one, WW1 did not begin until 1914. France and Great Britain were not apart of the Central Powers. Yes Italy had made a triple alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary prior to WW1. And yes, there was an alliance between France, Great Britain, and Russia called the Triple Entente.  At first, the Italian prime minister Antonio Salandra deemed the Austro-Hungarian ultimatum, but then later declared that Italy was free of it´s alliance commitments, and were officialy neutral. During the first two years of the war the Triple Entente as well as the Central powers tried to enlist as many neutral countries as they could.