Login/Sign up

World Association of International Studies

Post Italy's Constitutional Referendum
Created by John Eipper on 09/14/16 4:42 AM

Previous posts in this discussion:


Italy's Constitutional Referendum (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/14/16 4:42 am)

The Empire, as usual, has entered into the domestic matters of Italy. There was no need to enter into Italy's foreign affairs, as this country is already an excellent obedient colony.

This fall Italy will hold a referendum on the proposed modifications of the Constitution.

The present one was drafted just after WWII, following the provisions of the Peace Treaty (Diktat) of 10 February 1947 and, in spite of the fact that the constitution is the best in the world according to the new Italian antifascist religion, in my view it is disgusting.

There have been several attempts over the years to modify it, but all have failed.

Now the Renzi government has proposed a modification that, even if badly needed, may make the situation worse.

John Phillips, US Ambassador, has taken a position in favor of the government modifications, explaining that if rejected, Italy will suffer from the withdrawal of foreign investment. This declaration has been backed up by Fitch Ratings statements.

The president of the republic, as the usual good lackey, is trying to smooth the situation.

The Italian government has further decided to sent troops to Misurata, Libya, 300+ persons and a field hospital.

JE comments:  The constitutional reform is intended to weaken the Senate, with the goal of making the government less volatile, to lessen disruptions and turnover.  Eugenio:  according to the Time article below, Italy's original post-WWII constitution was designed specifically to prevent too much centralized power, such as under Mussolini.  Wouldn't you therefore be in support of the constitutional changes?


Rate this post
Informational value 
Reader Ratings (1)
Informational value100%

Visits: 1


Please login/register to reply or comment: Login/Sign up

  • Postscript on Italy's Constitutional Referendum (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy 09/16/16 4:07 AM)
    John E asked why I am against the proposed constitutional changes in Italy, given that the modified constitution will serve to strengthen the role of the head of state.

    I hate the present constitution but the proposed modifications will not improve it, Furthermore I hate foreign interventions. Never ask for foreign help to solve domestic problems. They should always be solved internally.

    JE comments:  The referendum is scheduled for November, although the exact date is listed as "To Be Determined."  Isn't it getting late to pick a day?

    The slogans go straight to the point:  "Basta un Si" vs "Io Voto No."  I hope they didn't spend a lot of money on branding consultants to arrive at those messages.

    What do other WAISers think:  Has there ever been a moment in history when foreign intervention helped to resolve a country's internal difficulties?  In this country we're pretty thankful for France's intervention during the American Revolution.

    Please login/register to reply or comment:

Trending Now

All Forums with Published Content (46766 posts)

- Unassigned

Culture & Language

American Indians Art Awards Bestiary of Insults Books Conspiracy Theories Culture Ethics Film Food Futurology Gender Issues Humor Intellectuals Jews Language Literature Media Coverage Movies Music Newspapers Numismatics Philosophy Plagiarism Prisons Racial Issues Sports Tattoos Western Civilization World Communications


Capitalism Economics International Finance World Bank World Economy


Education Hoover Institution Journal Publications Libraries Universities World Bibliography Series


Biographies Conspiracies Crime Decline of West German Holocaust Historical Figures History Holocausts Individuals Japanese Holocaust Leaders Learning Biographies Learning History Russian Holocaust Turkish Holocaust


Afghanistan Africa Albania Algeria Argentina Asia Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Belize Bolivia Brazil Canada Central America Chechnya Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark East Europe East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador England Estonia Ethiopia Europe European Union Finland France French Guiana Germany Greece Guatemala Haiti Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran (Persia) Iraq Ireland Israel/Palestine Italy Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latin America Liberia Libya Mali Mexico Middle East Mongolia Morocco Namibia Nations Compared Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North America Norway Pacific Islands Pakistan Palestine Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Polombia Portugal Romania Saudi Arabia Scandinavia Scotland Serbia Singapore Slovakia South Africa South America Southeast Asia Spain Sudan Sweden Switzerland Syria Thailand The Pacific Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan UK (United Kingdom) Ukraine USA (America) USSR/Russia Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam West Europe Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire


Balkanization Communism Constitutions Democracy Dictators Diplomacy Floism Global Issues Hegemony Homeland Security Human Rights Immigration International Events Law Nationalism NATO Organizations Peace Politics Terrorism United Nations US Elections 2008 US Elections 2012 US Elections 2016 US Elections 2020 Violence War War Crimes Within the US


Christianity Hinduism Islam Judaism Liberation Theology Religion

Science & Technology

Alcohol Anthropology Automotives Biological Weapons Design and Architecture Drugs Energy Environment Internet Landmines Mathematics Medicine Natural Disasters Psychology Recycling Research Science and Humanities Sexuality Space Technology World Wide Web (Internet)


Geography Maps Tourism Transportation


1-TRIBUTES TO PROFESSOR HILTON 2001 Conference on Globalizations Academic WAR Forums Ask WAIS Experts Benefactors Chairman General News Member Information Member Nomination PAIS Research News Ronald Hilton Quotes Seasonal Messages Tributes to Prof. Hilton Varia Various Topics WAIS WAIS 2006 Conference WAIS Board Members WAIS History WAIS Interviews WAIS NEWS waisworld.org launch WAR Forums on Media & Research Who's Who