Italy was part of the axis powers
italy had poor leadership and poor weaponry during ww2 making them the laughing stock of the war.
Duce Benito Mussolini described Italy's declaration of war against the western allies of Britain and France in June 1940 as the following. "We are going to war against the plutocratic and the reactionary democracies of the west who have invariably hindered the progress and often threatened the very existence of the Italian people.
the participation of Italy in the Second World War was characterized by a complex frame work of ideology, politicts and diplomacy, in which it's military history took place often heavily influenced by external factors
on 10 June,1940 as the French government fled to Bordeaux before the German invasion,declaring Paris an open city, Mussolini felt the conflict would soon end and declared war on Britain and France
italy invaded Greece form puppet state of Alabama in 1941. The invasion faltered, so Germany invaded Greece to help