Why did allies invade italy?

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In Casablanca, Morocco, in January 1943, Allied leaders decided to use their massive military resources in the Mediterranean to launch an invasion of Italy, which British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965) called the “soft underbelly of Europe.” The objectives were to remove Italy from World War II, secure ...

  • The main reason why the Allied decided to invade North Africa and Italy was that German and Italian forces were making advances that needed to be checked, and before the Allies could invade Europe (which was the ultimate goal), Axis forces needed to be weakened in the south.

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