in the 1500s? Did ITaly support the countries or didnt have a say in it at all?
Answer on Did Italy accept the way the other European countries were treating the ideginous people they were colonizing?
In that period, the Catholic Church (Rome) had problems of their own. Martin Luther did not agree with the way the Church made people give money and gifts for salvation. This started the Lutheran reformation (Protestant).
Henry VIII was also running around dominating places like France and Scotland. Of course in my opinion, he was more worried about finding a wife who could birth him a son than on ruling the English Government. He pretty much left that up to others like Thomas Cromwell. But, he kind of gave the Catholic Church a little break since he needed approval to marry Jane Seymour. He ended up waiting for like three years and then abolished the Catholic Church.
Italy had a lot of cool things going on though like the Renaissance. Poets, artists, philosophers flocking to Rome expressing themselves. Basically, you can find your answer by looking to the pope. The Catholic Church ruled Rome at that time, funny it kind of still does.
So, "google, yahoo" the pope of the 15th century and you should be able to find your answer. The Catholic Church was still powerful even after everything that happened to them.