How an economic miracle transformed love and marriage in post-war Italy

Jun 19, 2017 143

BY: Catherine Edwards

Italy in the 1960's was experiencing a whirlwind of change. The Second World War had left a legacy of acute poverty and a country suffering an identity crisis after years of fascism and occupation, but by 1964, the transformation was so stark as to be dubbed a 'miracle'.

With the help of US aid, Italy rebuilt its infrastructure, evolved from a primarily agricultural economy to an industrial one, and became known for its innovative production techniques and impressive design. This meant profound changes, not just for the Italian economy but also for the lives and feelings of ordinary Italians.

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