The Differences Between The And Between Cavour, Mazzini, And Garbaldi Italy

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Up until 1850 Italian unification appeared to be nothing more than an idea rather than something that would actually happen. The notion that Italy could operate as one state did not seem to be a possibility. Through the influence of Cavour, Mazzini, and Garbaldi Italy would move from being a nation of many states to a unified nation. The dynamic between the different regions will be explored when examining how a people not separated by ethnicity or religion came to be divided economically in the North and South regions of Italy. Between 1948 and 1949 there were numerous uprisings throughout Italy, but none had proved to be successful. The Italy we know today was not always one whole state. It was made of many states, all of which had their own culture, traditions, and way of life. Very few people living in Italy received an education and many did not even know the term Italy. A majority of people living in Italy cared little about who ruled over them, only that they be treated fairly. Outside powers such as Austria played a large role in governing not only Italy, but were also a dominant power in Europe. At the time it seemed very unlikely that their grip on Italy could ever be removed. "Military struggle played a central role in the construction of a nationalist discourse in the first half of the nineteenth century in Italy yet it was more a narrative of defeat and rebellion than one of victory and obedience." (Silvana, 164) The effort to regain control of Italy

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