Tag: Siege of Lombardy
It is the war or a series of conflicts between the Republic of Venice and the Duchy of Milan and their respective allies, fought in four campaigns in a struggle for hegemony in Northern Italy that ravaged the economy of Lombardy and weakened the power of Venice. They lasted from 1423 until the signing of the Treaty of Lodi in 1454. During their course, the political structure of Italy was transformed: out of a competitive congeries of communes and city-states emerged the five major Italian territorial powers that would make up the map of Italy for the remainder of the 15th century and the beginning of the Italian Wars at the turn of the 16th century. They were Venice, Milan, Florence, the Papal States and Naples. Important cultural centers of Tuscany and Northern Italy—Siena, Pisa, Urbino, Mantua, Ferrara—became politically marginalized.
Regarding COVID-19, Lombardy stands as of the outer limits to Italy where tremendous checks are made whether or not you are allowed to enter the heart of the country. As the Italian enacted sweeping measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, imposing restrictions on mobility and assembly, Lombardy stood as one of the focal points of lockdown.
Currently, Italy's prime minister has outlined a further loosening of one of the world's most rigid coronavirus lockdowns. They are now slowly trekking the road to recovery from a very tragic happening that was COVID-19.
Watching this coronavirus thing unfold reminded me of this clip in Men In Black where the question is whether or not to tell people something since “they are smart.” The retort is that a person is smart. People on the other hand are stupid, panicky, etc. If you ever doubted this, I set before you the coronavirus.
From everything we know so far, the coronavirus is not that big of a deal. Or, I should say, COVID-19, because in fact there are many other varieties of the coronavirus; so, strictly speaking, its a coronavirus, not the coronavirus. But that nuance … continue reading...