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    Jessica Baeza: Response Paper 4-September 20, 2014 1) History of Italy a) Italy was under the control of the Roman Empire from the first century until the fifth century. Once the Roman Empire fell, Italy was left without a concrete form of government and was constantly invaded. In the period of 1870 until 1922, Italy becomes a constitutional monarchy (Italy: History). “Modern Italy is democratic republic, and has been since the modern constitution came into effect in 1948. This followed a referendum in 1946 which voted to abolish the previous monarchy by twelve million votes to ten (Wilde).” In 1955, Italy becomes a member of the United Nations. Government corruption at high levels of government is discovered and investigated in the year of…

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    Research Paper On Italy

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    Italy’s Culture Ciao! This is Italian for “Hello!” The culture of Italy is a of particular interest to me because all of my dad’s side of the family is Italian and has Italian ancestry. My father’s Grandparents were born and raised in Italy, and spoke all Italian. Italy has the most romantic people in the whole word, just before Paris. Some cultural practices that they do in Italy, is that their most popular sport is “football” or soccer. Although my family is a Italian family, we don’t always…

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    Garibaldi and Unification For many years, Italy was several city-states conjoined on the peninsula that is now unified. A sense of pride that the people of these individual city-states was overwhelming, which was a major factor in why Italy failed to unify itself for the longest time. Around the 1860’s one individual, Giuseppe Garibaldi, gained a voice among the discontent in Italy, to speak out against the actions of Cavour and Napoleon III. Garibaldi gained popularity and was one of the…

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    Johann Gutenberg’s invention, the printing press.1 This invention, created in the Renaissance Period, has impacted history in many ways. The name Renaissance means rebirth.2 This period began in Italy immediately following the Black Death and trade with the East. This was a time when artists, painters, sculptors, and architects thrived.3 People also began to ask questions and challenge different aspects of Italy such as, the Catholic church. Questioning in Italy is how the printing press…

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    that exist solely for the purpose of living; Italy is one of these countries. Although small in size, Italy offers an abundance of culture and historical sites to see With the Alps on the northern part of the country, it separates Italy from the rest of the European mainland. With history dating as far back as the militaristic Roman Empire, the influence of its rich culture can be found throughout Europe. Some examples of this influence include popular Italian cuisine and the strong presence of…

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    The Wider Renaissance

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    Historians are constantly attempting to understand the factors that distinguish the Renaissance period from the Middle Ages. There has been a consistent focus on Italy as the beginning of the Renaissance, however, recently there has been a shift towards focussing on the Renaissance as a series of smaller, linked “Renaissances” around Europe. These different approaches have been examined in Introduction: A Wider Renaissance? by Alexander Lee. Lee establishes that one of the most prominent…

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    questions, have they always controlled the government? What other decisions have they affected and what about the original mafia in Italy? This paper asks, did the mafia (from its ties to politicians, money, and systems in place) affect the way that Italy’s republic was created post World War II? Although the Italian Mafia has a long history that is entwined with many aspects of Italian government, the Mafia did not affect the Republic created after World War II. We will prove this by analyzing…

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    Why Is Abruzzo Important

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    I. Introduction The region of Abruzzo is located on the eastern coast of Italy, bordered to the west by Lazio (Roma) and to the east by the Adriatic Sea. The region is home to a distinct culture and history due to the mountainous area within it. It contains four provinces of L’Aquila, Pescara, Teramo, and Chieti with the capital city L’Aquila located at the base of the mountains. The region is plagued by poverty and earthquakes but is on the road to recovery from both. Abruzzo is often…

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    The two counties, Germany and Italy, are very different from each other. Both were affected by the French Revolution, which additionally allowed Napoleon to alter the minds of different politics so political movements changed in Europe as well. Throughout the nineteenth century, both Germany and Italy had various similarities and differences that were shown throughout Europe. Starting with Italy’s history, early in the 1800s after all that happened, the people wanted to start again, which was…

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    establishment of The Kingdom of Italy on March 4th 1861 is called ‘’the Risorgimento’’. ‘’The Risorgimento was an ideological and literary movement that helped to arouse the national consciousness of the Italian people, and it led to a series of political events that freed the Italian states from foreign domination and united them politically.’’ (Risorgimento | Italian history | Britannica.com. 2015) The Risorgimento had two main stages; the first – idealistic, revolutionary approach in which…

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