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History of Italy

2000 B.C. - 1000 B.C. - Immigration Begins - Etruscans dominant

2000 B.C. - 1000 B.C.

Etruscans were dominant civilization.

300 B.C. - Etruscans overthrown by Roman Empire

300 B.C.

264 B.C. - Roman Empire controls all of southern Italy

264 B.C.

800 A.D. - many attempt to seize control of Italy

800 A.D.

1300 - 1600 - Italy is known as the cultural center of the Western World

1300 - 1600

1861 - under King Victor Emmanuel II regional states, Sicily, Sardinia unite

1861

1922 - 1943 - Benito Mussolini institutes Fascist dictatorship

1922 - 1943

1946 - present - democratic republic instituted

1946 - 2013