Italy–United Kingdom relations

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British–Italian relations
Map indicating locations of United Kingdom and Italy

United Kingdom


British–Italian relations, also referred to as Anglo-Italian relations, are foreign relations between Italy and the United Kingdom.

Italy and the United Kingdom concluded the London Pact and formally allied on 26 April 1915. Subsequent to this, Britain, Italy and the rest of the Allied Nations won the First World War. After the war, United Kingdom helped Benito Mussolini to get political powers with financial supports,[1] however, they became enemies during World War II. Now the United Kingdom and Italy have generally enjoyed a warm and friendly relationship throughout history. Both states are members of the European Union, NATO, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the G8[2]

Between 4 and 5 million British tourists visit Italy every year, while 1 million Italian tourists visit the UK.[3] There are about 19,000 British nationals living in Italy, and 200,000 Italians living in the UK.[4]

They also claimed two Somalilands, one British and one Italian.

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