Hello all,

I've been studying the Eurozone crisis in my International business class for the last month or so and I was hoping I could find some direction to understanding a few issues.

I'd appreciate it if somebody could explain the present crisis in Italy. Not the entire crisis I understand the background, but how does the crisis there differ from Spain, Greece, and Portugal? Is the main issue the size of Italian debt and the inability of the EU and other creditors to bail Italy out?

If you could point me to an article or two I'd really appreciate it.

The other issue I was curious about is if the Eurozone were to come to an end, what effects would the member countries experience? Are there any articles you know of outlining such a scenario?

Thank you for your time.