Mussolini forces Italy to join the war on the Nazi side.
While in Tirana, the monarchy escaped an assasination attempt by an Albanian patriot: Vasil Laçi.
Second attempt was by Dimitri Mikhaliov. THis attempt gave the Italians a reason to start the Greco-Italian War
Italian army in Russia is crushed
Sicily is taken by the allies and italian forces in Tunisia surrender
The grand council of Fascism voted to ask King Victor to resume his full constitutional powers; they had no confidence in Mussolini.
King Victor dismisses Mussolini and orders him to be arrested. He also renounces his Ethiopian and Albanian crowns.
Italy signs an armistice with the allies once Mussolini is out of power.