The Italian Unification Of Italy Essay

1119 Words Nov 20th, 2014 5 Pages
Many believe that Italy has not changed much in its history; it is a small country that has been exempt from many modern political affairs. However, a half-century long political and economic debacle known as “Risorgimento,” ‘The Resurgence,’ or simply the Italian Unification was one of the most important events in Italian history. It was successful in uniting the many independently controlled states into one unified kingdom known as Italy, and was influenced by many means including Camillo Benso, and Victor Emmanuel the Second. It took place for half a century from about 1815 to 1870 in the location of modern day Italy in the south of Europe. The Italian Unification was successful in creating a kingdom due to the influence of Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, the power of Victor Emmanuel II, and a series of revolutionary wars that allowed city-states to be free.
Political leaders such as Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour sparked nationalism within Italy and promoted togetherness due to the tiredness of being controlled by other countries. Known commonly as just Cavour, Camillo Benso was a leader in the Risorgimento movement. He was born in 1810 in Turin to a religious family and traveled often around Europe to countries such as France and England. He was trained for the military and was appointed as an Engineer in the Piedmont-Sardinian Army, but left in 1831 to pursue a political career. He was determined to solve political issues and went to great lengths to do so.…

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