Italian Social Republic
|Italian Social Republic
Repubblica Sociale Italiana
|Puppet state of Nazi Germany|
|Gustav Line to the Gothic Line|
|Capital||Salò (de facto)
|- 1943–1945||Benito Mussolini|
|- 1943–1945||Rudolf Rahn|
|Historical era||World War II|
|- Gran Sasso raid||September 12, 1943|
|- Mussolini's Restoration||September 23, 1943|
|- Partisan Uprising||April 25, 1945|
|Currency||Republican Lira (de jure)
Italian lira (de facto)
The Italian Social Republic (Italian: Repubblica Sociale Italiana or RSI) was a puppet state of Nazi Germany led by Benito Mussolini and his Republican Fascist Party. In name, it controlled northern Italy but, in fact, it was under German military. The country had another informal name, Salò Republic (Italian: Repubblica di Salò), after where there headquarter was located. Before 25 November 1943, the official name of the country was widely called Republican State of Italy and Republican National State (Italian: Stato Nazionale Repubblicano). It was the second and last Fascist Italian state.
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