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Title: Italian Unification


1
Italian Unification
The Coliseum
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Venice
Verona
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A Brief History of Italy
  • Last time Italy was united was before the fall of
    the Roman Empire!
  • For hundred of years Italy was separate states
    with different governments
  • When Napoleon invaded Italy he tried to unite the
    country and failed
  • The Congress of Vienna divides Italy again

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Stirrings of Nationalism
  • Nationalism spread by writing and music
  • Giuseppe Verdi - composes operas
  • Giuseppe Mazzini - leader of Young Italy

Verdi
Mazzini
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The Path Toward Unity
  • 1848-1849 many unsuccessful attempts to unify
    through rebellion
  • Camillo di Cavor - Il Risorgimento

6
Unifying Italy
  • Giuseppe Garibalidi
  • Joins Young Italy 1833
  • Establishes Red Shirts
  • 1860 - controls southern peninsula
  • 1870 - total unification

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Challenges After Unification
  • Social and economic problems
  • Povertyunemployment? taxes violent riots
  • Catholic Church does not see Italy as legit
    nation
  • 1880s - Italians begin to move to America
  • Voting reforms
  • Begin to industrialize
  • 1882 - Triple Alliance

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