Without the Marshall Plan, without customs agreements with Italy, San Marino remains a poor country. But despite everything, the population continues to support the social-communist government. A situation that, over the years, becomes intolerable for Italy and the United States
San Marino comes out of the Second World War completely torn apart. Despite its neutrality, San Marino is bombed by the British who drop 263 bombs killing 63 people. On the other hand, in the elections of 1945 the Social-Communists won big.
In 1945 allied officers also took part in the inauguration ceremonies of the first post-war regency. the alliance between the Soviets is dissolved, however, as soon as the problems begin. Western Europe is revived thanks to the Marshall Plan. But from the plan, San Marino is excluded due to its red color.
The man who will do most of all to keep San Marino afloat is Gino Giacomini: one of the founders of the San Marino socialist party in 1893, after the war he is in fact the head of the. In March 1948 Giacomini manages to sign an agreement with Italy that promises a customs payment of 90 million lire, but the Italian parliament does not ratify it – and the San Marino coffers remain dry.
Despite the daring earnings of earning money through initiatives such as the opening of a gambling house, San Marino remains a poor country. Still, the population continues to support the Social Communist government. A situation that, with the passage of time, becomes more and more intolerable for the American allies of Italy.
In the spring of 1957, the secretary of the San Marino Christian Democracy Federico Bigi went to the American Embassy in Rome on the occasion of the visit of the American Vice President Richard Nixon. On that occasion Bigi was invited directly by Nixon to stay in the United States, a trip he made in the summer of 1957. The Americans hope that soon, in the small republic, the political color will change.
On the cover, government meeting in 1946. Gino Giacomini reports, the Regents are Giuseppe Forcellini and Vincenzo Pedini. Photo processing via Facebook