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Happy Belated Italian Republic Day
« on: June 03, 2023, 07:00:05 AM »
Yesterday was Italian Republic Day.  While the holiday doesn't have the same feel as the 4th of July, we all can agree that it's good that the Italians re-invented their motorcycle industry after the horror of WW2.

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Re: Happy Belated Italian Republic Day
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2023, 07:19:21 AM »
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Re: Happy Belated Italian Republic Day
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2023, 08:07:15 AM »
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Re: Happy Belated Italian Republic Day
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2023, 01:57:53 PM »
Until the time I first visited Milan back in 2016 I had no idea Italy as we know it today, did not become a unified country until 1871. Though ‘Italians’ have lived on the peninsula for millennia, the region was a mix of principality’s, city states or fractured into regions of control by other European kingdoms. Canada, which I consider a very new country is older, 1867. That makes the USA a much older country than Italy, maybe we should refer to the USA as ‘the old country’.
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Re: Happy Belated Italian Republic Day
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2023, 01:57:53 PM »

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Re: Happy Belated Italian Republic Day
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2023, 05:26:19 PM »

So better late than never, I googled this up on Wiki and it says it's all about the post WWII referendum in 1946  that abolished the monarchy and created the republic. Then I scroll to the bottom and there's lots of pictures of the celebrations and parades. Here's one of the Italian national police riding...BMWs. Inconceviebliocco!



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Re: Happy Belated Italian Republic Day
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2023, 05:32:17 PM »
Canuck,
So the USA is older than Italy?  And Canada is even older than that? 

FrozenGoose,
If the Italian police are riding BMW, either it's a sign of the apocalypse or of EU trade agreements (are they the same?).

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Re: Happy Belated Italian Republic Day
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2023, 06:34:51 PM »

FrozenGoose,
If the Italian police are riding BMW, either it's a sign of the apocalypse or of EU trade agreements (are they the same?).

Joe


I think the sign of the apocalypse has been around for a while now...



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Re: Happy Belated Italian Republic Day
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2023, 11:23:03 PM »
Canuck,
So the USA is older than Italy?  And Canada is even older than that? 

Joe

Canada is older than Italy and the USA is older than Canada. Seems odd doesn’t it.
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