More powerful European power in 1900: Italian or German Empire?

More powerful European state in 1900?

  • German Empire

    Votes: 29 93.5%
  • Italian Empire

    Votes: 2 6.5%

  • Total voters
    31

AlpinLuke

Forum Staff
Oct 2011
26,586
Italy, Lago Maggiore
#11
In 1900 my German great grandmother was born near the border with France, in Baden. Her brothers fought as officer in the cavalry of the Kaiser in WWI ... if I add that my Italian great grandfather was in the Italian Army when the Austrians and Germans defeated it at Caporetto ... [with Rommel in the nearby, young officer of the Alpenkorps] ...

No, the young Italian Kingdom had still a modern country to build. The industry wasn't able to sustain a decent military effort in 1900 and the organization of the army didn't allow to think to great adventures.

So Germany for sure.
 
Likes: Gvelion
Sep 2016
1,141
Georgia
#20
I'd agree with that, although the worst film I ever saw was an Italian animation about the Titanic, with a rapping dog.
There are actually 2 Italian animated films about Titanic.

In the second film ( Legend of Titanic ) everybody survives and they are saved by giant octopus. It also has talking sharks. Plus, main character can talk to dolphins.