Why did Italy 'Betray' the German Empire? | Animated History

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www.britannica.com/topic/20th-century-international-relations-2085155/World-War-I-1914-18#ref303996
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www.firstworldwar.com/source/london1915.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/hq/causes2_01.shtml
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Giolitti
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Emmanuel_III_of_Italy
www.britannica.com/event/Triple-Alliance-Europe-1882-1915
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_history_of_Italy#Liberal_Italy:_1861-1918
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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian2 yıl önce
    • Zetraxes it said ’German Empire’

      Perla VargasPerla Vargas4 aylar önce
    • Minute 1:09 - Giolitti and Vittorio Emanuele III. That map is just WRONG. The map of Italy you keep on showing at the beginning of this video until the start of WWI is flawed. The regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venenzia Giulia (up to Udine) were part of the Italian territory since 1866 already (the so-called Third Italian War of Independence - Vittorio Emanuele II against the Austro-Hungarian empire). In your video you are basically showing a map of the 1848 Italian borders claiming that those were the borders of Italy 70 years later at the outset of WWI and after three Independence Wars had been fought and thousands had died. At the same time though, very ironically (or ignorantly), in that same map you show the State of the Vatican as part of Italy, which however was incorporated into Italian territories only at a later stage than Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia (i.e. only in 1870 after the capture of Rome, "breccia di Porta Pia" in Italian). Chief, you should study your historical facts before making TRvision videos.

      Lorenzo D'AmicoLorenzo D'Amico5 aylar önce
    • @Basilio tanania LOL! That was the Romans, the Italians have nothing to do with them... XD

      trauko1388trauko13885 aylar önce
    • Why you added the images of Alberto Sordi that eat pasta? Always fucking stereotypes. We brought civilization to England...remember?

      Basilio tananiaBasilio tanania5 aylar önce
    • 3:17 It is quite racist

      fiore74rgafiore74rga5 aylar önce
  • Ww2 theory "What if italy betrays germany" Answer: Germany will fail miserably

    Lamb SauceLamb Sauce8 gün önce
  • Germany: We can get through this if we work together. Italy: Oh yeah, uh, ‘bout that. Germany: *NOOOOOOOOO*

    Edward GuillermoEdward Guillermo11 gün önce
  • Here's a simplified answer *The Triple Alliance was a defensive alliance*

    Flavio Triunfo-LoviselliFlavio Triunfo-Loviselli17 gün önce
  • Only one word for those who say: "hahah Italy betrayed hahaha": STUDY.

    Vittorio RomaniVittorio Romani19 gün önce
  • You forgot to mention that in 1906 Italy suffered of a large hearthwake, in the city of Messina in Southern Italy Sicily with 100.000 casualities. In this situation, the 90% of the Italian Army troop were occupied there in the rescue operations. In all this Austria was organising the invasion of Northern Italy!!

    Davide FalangettoDavide Falangetto20 gün önce
  • *has flashbacks of the discord meme*

    valixoavalixoaAylar önce
  • Italy is like that high school kid that gets beaten by middle school kids all the time, and when fight other high school kids it either call older brother or jump on already beaten kid

    Nikola BabicNikola BabicAylar önce
  • Interesting

    FalkrimFalkrimAylar önce
  • italy bitray cuz italy just want to win like insane italy just want mony

    Ashmaan Daniyal AzaharAshmaan Daniyal AzaharAylar önce
  • It would be time to stop with this insulting myth of Italy changing sides and betray alliances. 1) The Triple Alliance was a DEFENSIVE alliance: if anyone attacked Germany, Austria-Hungary or Italy, the allied would rush to defense. But WW1 wasn't a defensive war. Austria-Hungary attacked Serbia under the pretext to punish the assassination of prince Franz-Ferdinand (which was done by a Serbian student, but at Sarajevo in Bosnia which was then in Austria-Hungary Empire, not in Serbia). Hence when Germany and Austria-Hungary enter the war, Italy wasn't obliged to help them. 2) Italy remained neutral because it had no interest in war, like Switzerland or Spain for exemple. 3) The help of Italy, however, was tempting for both the belligerents and Italy chose the side that gave more concessions. Each state chooses its interest. In conclusion Italy hasn't betrayed anyone. It was not supposed to help in a war of aggression like the WW1. Study history instead of insulting. I also say this to the authors of the video who have omitted this essential element and they insulted in the title. N.B. Another mistake in this video there is when it is said that the rise of nationalism (and fascism) is due to the huge loss of human life in this war. It was instead the betrayal of France and Great Britain that did not gave to Italy what they had promised (Dalmatia, Albania, a region in Turkey). In Italy this was known as the "Vittoria Mutilata" (mutilated victory). It wasn't Italy to betray Germany and Austria-Hungary, but France and UK to betray Italy. Nobody ever says it.

    roberto malatestaroberto malatestaAylar önce
  • Germany: Were lossing! Italy:YOUR lossing

    Erwin RommelErwin RommelAylar önce
  • as one older Japanese gentleman said once in a bar : next time only Germany, Nippon and Croatia :P

    ja jaja jaAylar önce
  • Meet the Italian Army Soldiers who defected to the U.S. Army in World War One. Paul M. Fleiss was one of them.

    Daniel Michael FleissDaniel Michael FleissAylar önce
  • Triple Alliance was a defensive pact, and Austria-Hungary violated the pact in 1908 with the annexation of Bosnia-Erzegovina. So please stop studying with history memes. Have a nice day :)

    pulquegcpulquegcAylar önce
  • The music at the end reminds a lot of the godfather theme

    KaiserKaiserAylar önce
  • 1:25 but Veneto was a part of Italy since 1866

    Il BrancaIl Branca2 aylar önce
  • Betrayed seems a bit exaggerated consider the politics of the time made by secret pacts and secret diplomacy. Consider in the years of the triple alliance Austria newer considered Italy well. Also had prepared some war plans to invade the peninsula. This was the relaxing air in Europe at the time.

    A AlbA Alb2 aylar önce
  • why not?

    Lornezo fanculoLornezo fanculo2 aylar önce
  • >Betray germany for the allies >the allies betrayed italy by not giving italy the promised lands Congratulations, you played yourself

    るなめりあるなめりあ2 aylar önce
  • Italy Vs ottoman empire Italy won Italy Vs abyssinia Italy lost WTF

    Riccardo ScheggiaRiccardo Scheggia2 aylar önce
  • This is one of the worst history videos I've ever seen. It's full of errors even in the title. Stop using stereotypes and false myths when you talk about Italy

    David VeloriaDavid Veloria2 aylar önce
    • Pizza time

      Zero BlackZero Black2 aylar önce
  • Who is laughing for the name ''Treaty Of Ouchi''

    Lprcn!2Lprcn!22 aylar önce
  • Italy was defeatet by wooden weapons in 1895. Star Wars the ewoks time

    Comrade BonaparteComrade Bonaparte2 aylar önce
  • It’s very confusing explanation, can’t like this sorry

    surajitdeykatsurajitdeykat2 aylar önce
  • I love how they stabbed Germany twice in the Back, but are still behind today by a long shot

    CKCK2 aylar önce
  • There's a reason why WWI in italy is also called "The 4th Indipendence War"

    AndergamesAndergames2 aylar önce
  • You didn’t mention that Italy and Austria-Hungary were bound by the Triple Alliance treaty which included, among other things, the obligation of mutual information about their respective diplomatic initiatives but Italy has been informed from Austria and Germany about their intention of war only the 23rd of July 1914, and even later about the actual text of ultimatum sent to Serbia. Furthermore, Vienna always refused to discuss the compensation that should have been incurred in Italy (art. 7 of the alliance) in the event of Austrian expansion in the Balkans. Eventually, even the State Secretary of the German Foreign Office von Jagow recognized the right of Italy to stay neutral during the war.

    angelo di altobrandoangelo di altobrando3 aylar önce
  • 1939: Italy: "Hey, sorry for 1915. We promise it won't happen again. Are we good?" Germany: "Yeah, it's all good." 1943: Italy: "So... we're gonna switch sides now..." Germany: "👁👄👁 you what?"

    Jake SteinerJake Steiner3 aylar önce
  • The real answer is: They remember Teutoburg, and they knew how to wait XD

    Pedro SilvaPedro Silva3 aylar önce
  • 2:30

    spokeyspokey3 aylar önce
  • 3:40.............Kirov Reporting!

    Eagl3xStrik3Eagl3xStrik33 aylar önce
  • switching sides intesifies!

    SursumkordaSursumkorda3 aylar önce
  • Because they can.

    Rani BananiRani Banani3 aylar önce
  • Italy is the European Japan. Useless

    A Lion amongst Sheeps and WolvesA Lion amongst Sheeps and Wolves3 aylar önce
    • the comment is useless and irrelevant.

      JOSEPH DALELIOJOSEPH DALELIO2 gün önce
  • And another cakewalk war....

    Christopher EllisChristopher Ellis3 aylar önce
  • Era/error?

    Christopher EllisChristopher Ellis3 aylar önce
  • AND why germany betray Urss at the beginning of 2ww despite the alliance? This is not a shame? Or its a shame to retire from the War when your country is just invaded from a population that was sistematically eliminating ten millions of jews......the historical judgement about italy is very caustic from Germans in particular but they did themost great crimin never done in the history ! German are always the same, the try dominate world ......dont forget el Alamein italian army was abandoned by Africa corps . Folgore paratroopers and ariete tank division sacrifice themselves to protect german withdraw.

    Diego PetittoDiego Petitto3 aylar önce
  • At least he answered it. (Looking at you Italy)

    Colonial TommyColonial Tommy3 aylar önce
  • Come on Italy has done this twice now

    Aidan Huggins gamingAidan Huggins gaming3 aylar önce
    • It never did it

      Gmira99Gmira992 aylar önce
  • Italy didn't betray anyone.. it was a defensive alliance. but the Austrians decided to take over the world.

    Gio QGio Q3 aylar önce
  • "Italy 'Betray' the German Empire!"....The Armchair Historian, you're totally illiterate. Period. ....or are you something else ...

    Extrema ThuleExtrema Thule3 aylar önce
  • it was a defensive alliance then Austria and Germany started the war attacking so there was not anymore any obligation of alliance. Finally the actual enemy of Italy was austria that was occupying part of the italian territory. That's all

    Massimo GermanoMassimo Germano3 aylar önce
  • Yo think about this If Italy joined the central powers they would’ve won too That’s pre cool I think

    Bronson MacLeodBronson MacLeod4 aylar önce
  • The right question is: Why Germany betray Germans.

    Zarko ModricZarko Modric4 aylar önce
  • Simple, Italy can't commit

    Logan GoodinLogan Goodin4 aylar önce
  • Too short.

    CRIMSON HAWKCRIMSON HAWK4 aylar önce
  • I don't really mind Italy switching sides , I mean like just look at the country's position well it does have access to sea , but you know Spain and Egypt. And it does have mountains to "Defend" it self but in reality Italy is just like Normandy , being cornered in Europe so eh I'll let Italy switching sides it does make sense tho

    SwitzerSwitzer4 aylar önce
  • Why Italy betrays? It's in their DNA hardwired;-)

    Dunkler RitterDunkler Ritter4 aylar önce
  • Few mistakes in your video. Italy unifed in 1861, 1871is the year Rome was annexed but the unification happened 10 years before. Germany unifed in 1871, not Italy.. also in the minute 1.06 you said 'Italy was led by Victor Emanuel III' but you showed the picture of Victor Emanuel II

    Peter BoundPeter Bound4 aylar önce
  • I wish the Americans had gone through with taking Fiat away from the Agnellis as punishment for their siding with the Fascists.

    Tom TomTomTomTom TomTomTom4 aylar önce
  • this history is Trash

    MythicalWolfMythicalWolf4 aylar önce
  • Excellent video. The title is wrong though. There was no treason at all. I read the text of the Treaty.

    antonio torcoliantonio torcoli4 aylar önce
  • Don’t they always?😂

    General_Cheese6General_Cheese64 aylar önce
  • South Tyrol wasn't offered to the Italians cuz over 90% of its population was german

    Axel OPAxel OP4 aylar önce
  • spineless cowards.

    HuskyWarrior 0029HuskyWarrior 00294 aylar önce
  • Italy: So do you want to sign a peace treaty? Ottoman Empire: Ouchy :(

    jopal jopaljopal jopal4 aylar önce
  • Collin

    dave harrisdave harris4 aylar önce
  • Why did Italy want the ethnically German territory of South Tyrol?

    ØroiqØroiq5 aylar önce
  • İtaly:just switch teams lmao Germany:my gott,what an idea.

    Out of content • 21 yearsOut of content • 21 years5 aylar önce
  • No no no no it was bc they didn’t want to lose

    Squirrel E.Squirrel E.5 aylar önce
  • Well because Italy is generally not to be taken seriously when it came modern warfare ....inefficient and generally poor soldiering ....and rubbish generals ....it’s displays in ww1 and ww2 was generally pathetic .

    rosrebelrosrebel5 aylar önce
  • A bunch of important information omitted. Also that is Victor Emmanuel II, not III

    Adil RahmanAdil Rahman5 aylar önce
  • I want to ask our latin american friends what's the point of being racist against italy everytime this man posts a video about it. The comment section is supposed to be a place to share our opinions politely. And what i see is comment of hate made by fat keyboard warriors. If you hate white people or more specifically italian people, ask yourself if other commenters would like or even care about your racist opinions. Italian managed to overcome a better organised empire even with crappy equipment, the main duty of a government is to care about his own country and people, not the other ones. Austro-Hungary held italian-speaking territories, the entente promised these territories, italy accepted and without foreign help won against Austo-hungary and didn't even get all of the promised territories. If you're a racist fucktard do not comment under a video made to spread knowledge.

    Scotti's AdmirerScotti's Admirer5 aylar önce
  • Südtirol ist NICHT Italien! Soudtirol is not Itali !

    Andi1234Andi12345 aylar önce
  • Why? Because it's Italy.

    BewareOfTheKrautBewareOfTheKraut5 aylar önce
  • Don't exist other nations, the world is one nation: Italian civilization. Period. Alphabet and Roman law are the world. We are the world.

    ----5 aylar önce
  • Durante la WW1 non abbiamo tradito nessuno è solo che l'alleanza con Germania e Austria era un patto difensivo, visto che sono stati loro ad attaccare la Serbia non avevamo alcun obbligo a schierarci con loro. Nella WW2 dopo lo sbarco in Sicilia l'Italia si è arresa agli alleati rovesciando il governo fascista però la Germania invase L'Italia col tentativo di rimettere al potere i fascisti di conseguenza gli italiani combattevano i tedeschi e gli americani combattevano i tedeschi, di conseguenza l'Italia e l'America si ritrovano a cobelligerare cioè a combattere un nemico comune. Spero di essere stato abbastanza chiaro

    StefanoStefano5 aylar önce
  • Germany:Start war French:Surrender Italy:Betray England:Gets help from USA Usa:finishes war

    Xin JinXin Jin5 aylar önce
  • Italy is the guy that sees you can win if they join you but his to stupid to realize

    Hasan AkpinarHasan Akpinar5 aylar önce
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