Italy was bad at war in the late 19th to 20th centuries. Honestly, Italians themselves weren't bad at war per se, they were just in a slump. This is what faggots on the internet don't get, nations, civilizations, individuals all experience slump periods. This happened to be Italy's period to suck dick.
>>590999 The Italians were bad at war during the middle ages/ renaissance because of mercenaries and condottieri. Because they were largely composed of merchant/ city states, they Italian states didn't have standing armies (generally) and therefore were forced to rely on mercs. Because mercs care more about saving their troops (men are expensive), Italian battles tended to be very clean and "un-bloody". When states like Austria and France came in, the Italians were in no way ready for the kind of warfare that typical Euro nations practiced. Otherwise, most of their failures come from the fact that everyone wants a piece of Rome, and so Italy gets ganged up on a lot.
>>590999 They usually aren't that interested in the war, and tend to have bad commanders. When they do have good commanders and are interested, though, they're fucking impressive.
Look at stuff like Vittorio Veneto, or the frogmen sinking two British battleships in Alexandria, or all the motorboat and torpedo shenanigans in WW1 (Sunk two Austria-Hungarian battleships, did some harbor raids).
>>591271 Indonesia is a huge country and Taiwan, Greece, Turkey and South Korea have disputes with their neighbours. For a country that isn't threatened and doesn't really go overseas like the French or British they have pretty decent military.
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