I feel like wanting to compare and contrast Italy and Ethiopia or rather what they’ll turn out to be in the future. Italy did colonise Ethiopia before, maybe not successfully but it did make its mark. Ethiopia’s actually not only recovering but also grow economically and may even become one of the world’s biggest economies, if not a world power. There’s even growing internet access over there in tandem with a rising middle class.
Italy’s in the developed world and has a shrinking middle class. Should this trend continue, it’ll not only contribute to a growing oligarchy but could have accidentally reversed certain achievements that it took to cultivate a middle class many times before. When it was a collection of city states, trading and banking cultivated and sustained a growing middle class.
Not that their positions would be reversed especially when Italy receives immigrants but when it does en masse they’ll continue to exert their influence until the government gets and needs it to offset the declining native population. Something that former colonies like Ethiopia will eventually supply.