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How many colonies did Italy have?

Bases of Long Dispute Over Italy's Former Colonies
Arranging for the future of Libya, Eritrea, and Italian Somaliland was a different matter. All three colonies, which have a combined population of only about 3,000,000 persons, are mostly desert territory of little economic value.

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In this regard, does Italy have any colonies?

Italy was one of the European countries with colonies in Africa during the modern period. Lasting from 1890 to 1941, Italian colonialism in Africa included the presentday countries of Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia. In many respects, Italian colonial policy was similar to that of other colonizing powers.

Subsequently, question is, who was Italy colonized by? Italy colonized Libya, Somalia, and Eritrea.

Similarly, you may ask, what countries did Italy take over?

Benito Mussolini, the Fascist leader of Italy, had adopted Adolf Hitler's plans to expand German territories by acquiring all territories it considered German. Mussolini followed this policy when he invaded Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) the African country situated on the horn of Africa.

Why did Italy not have colonies?

Italy had numerous colonial possessions, for longer than Germany as it didn't surrender them after WWI. All colonial powers were guilty of war crimes in Africa, but none of them took place after the creation of the League of Nations against an independent country.

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