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Italian resistance movement
Participant in the Italian Civil War and World War II
Flag of Italian Committee of National Liberation.svgPartigiani Ossola.jpg
Flag of the National Liberation Committee and some members of the Italian resistance in Ossola, 1944.
ActiveMost active 1943–1945; the Resistance originated following the rise of Fascist Italy in the 1920s
IdeologyVarious:
Generally anti-fascism
Mainly various forms of communism, socialism, and anarchism;
Republicanism and liberalism
To a lesser extent:
Liberal socialism
Christian democracy
Catholic anti-fascism / Catholic anti-Nazism
Catholic socialism
Social liberalism
Social democracy
Monarchism
Allies
Opponent(s)Axis powers (Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany and Italian Social Republic)

The Italian resistance movement (Italian: Resistenza italiana or just la Resistenza) is a term for Italian resistance groups during World War II.

It was against the forces of Nazi Germany as well as the Italian Social Republic between September 1943 and April 1945

Known as partisans (Italian: partigiani), the brutal conflict they took part in is called the Italian Liberation War.

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