Italy loses any tech advantage it has as the game progresses. Yes you can still win but generally speaking, if 15 mins goes by and you dont have a higher score, 9 out of 10 u gonna lose. Please see all researched heavy tanks, all research TD/AT, and fb's for reference. If italy allows any opponent to "tech" up, they are doomed. It is much cheaper and easier to defend against Italy than any other nation.