|Owner||Italian Nationalist Association|
|Political alignment||proto-fascism, Italian nationalism, militarism, Italian irredentism|
L'Idea Nazionale (Italian for "The National Idea") was an Italian political newspaper associated with the Italian Nationalist Association (ANI), which merged with the National Fascist Party in 1923. It was founded by ANI activist Enrico Corradini. Other writers for the journal included Roberto Forges Davanzati, Francesco Coppola, Maurizio Maraviglia and the Romanian Elena Bacaloglu.
The Nationalist Association and its paper advocated militaristic nationalism and creation of an Italian empire. First, the newspaper endorsed Italy's war of 1911, against the Ottoman Empire, urging for the annexation of North African colonies. It then supported irredentism, campaigning for Italy to enter World War I against the Central Powers.
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