Napoleon III of France completed the unification of Italy by ceding Venice (Venitia) to the Italian republic, which had been formed mainly through the efforts of general Giuseppe Garibaldi. The French ruler had obtained Venetia from Austria after the Austro-Prussia… Full Answer
Because most of the Italian middle-class and nobility aspired to get rid of the myriad of States, ruled by Austria, Papal States, Bourbon Dynasty and many foreign Duchies in which the country was divided, to unify themselves in an Italian… Full Answer
It used to be. In the early 1800's Italy was not united. There were three major parts. Sardina (Northern Italy), the Papal States (Central Italy) and Sicily(Southern Italy). The Italian Unification movement throughout the 19th century united the country.
Italian unification was supported by France (in part) and Great Britain, but was adversed for the want of German unification. After German unification, all states were left in existence, keeping some sovereignity, but accept the king of Prussia as emperor… Full Answer
How was the Italian unification is difference from German unification? Italian Unification Italian royalty nominates Camillo di Cavour prime minister of Italian state Piedmont; he allies with France an dprovokes Austria to attack; Austria loses Piedmont, and gives France control… Full Answer
The Papal States were also sometimes called the States of the Church, the Ecclesiastical States, or the Pontifical States, and they existed from roughly the sixth century to 1861 or 1870. In that long, long era, there was no central… Full Answer