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The '''Italian Wars''' were a six-cornered grand melee between Milan, Venice, Genoa, Florence, the Papacy and Naples for domination of Italy. [[France]] looked good for a while, but in the end [[Spain]] (or more accurately the [[Hapsburg family]]) won.  
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The '''Italian Wars''' were a six-cornered grand melee between [[Milan]], [[Venice]], [[Genoa]], [[Florence]], the [[Papacy]] and [[Naples]] for domination of Italy. [[France]] looked good for a while, but in the end [[Spain]] (or more accurately the [[Hapsburg family]]) won.  
  
 
The wars fell into several distinct phases.
 
The wars fell into several distinct phases.
  
The first phase was fundamentally between Milan and Venice about control of northern Italy. It was a purely Italian affair, and was ended with the Peace of Lodi in 1453.
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The first phase was fundamentally between [[Milan]] and [[Venice]] about control of northern Italy. It was a purely Italian affair, and was ended with the Peace of Lodi in 1453.
  
 
The second phase saw seveal small, limited, local wars ; [[Florence]] against [[Naples]] and the [[Papacy]] in 1478-80 and then [[Venice]] against the [[Papacy]] in 1482-84.
 
The second phase saw seveal small, limited, local wars ; [[Florence]] against [[Naples]] and the [[Papacy]] in 1478-80 and then [[Venice]] against the [[Papacy]] in 1482-84.

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