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The Adriatic Territory

Historical overview, landscape geography, economic, legal and artistic aspects

Edited By Giuseppe de Vergottini, Valeria Piergigli and Ivan Russo

This volume presents a multidisciplinary overview of the factors of integration between the two shores of the Adriatic sea. The research promoted by the "Coordinamento Adriatico" is dedicated to a range of problems chronologically anchored to modernity and contemporaneity. The study focuses on the situation of the upper Adriatic with particular attention to the intellectual, political, economic, institutional, legal, administrative and artistic expressions of life.

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The question of Trieste and the vote of June 2, 1946: Also a Constitutional Problem (Davide Rossi)


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Davide Rossi

The question of Trieste and the vote of June 2, 1946: Also a Constitutional Problem

You have to punish not only the traitors but also the indifferent: you have to punish anyone who remains passive in the republic and does nothing for it.1

June 2, 1946: Italy completes its path to liberation with the first elections by universal suffrage, which chose the institutional structure—the monarchy or Republic—and it showed the representatives to the constituent Assembly. A moment evidently rich in emotion and delicate, however not shared by all Italians in the peninsula. For the eastern boundary it opened a crack that led them to be marginalized in the cultural, social and political Italian outline throughout the twentieth century.

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