Originally Posted by Johnrankins
The Socialist Republic of Italy was little more then a bunch of corrupt politicians who were willing to sell anything to anybody to keep themselves in charge and its teetering economy afloat. They supported New Moscow merely for the cash it got from NeoUSSR's tourist sex trade with its government supported brothels.
But hey, look at how the Socialist Republic of Italy managed to survive, compared with the Federal Republic of Italy. IIRC the Federal Republic of Italy collapsed in the Eighties due to heavy corruption (remember the Tangentopoli
?) and regional infighting. Not to mention that the Federal Republic of Italy was always in a deficit. IMO, the Federal Republic was MORE corrupt than the Socialist Republic. I'm surprised, actually, that the Socialist Republic managed to survive to the present day, especially since the Socialist Republic moderated over time and actually TRIED to get rid of corruption.