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Italian and German unification had many similarities amongst each other However significant players in both nations paths to a unified state had very different approaches to unification Modern Italy owes its foundation most of all to the Camillo di Cavour Before his time the Italian peninsula was made up of scattered independent states Giuseppe Mazzini inspired the Italians to make the peninsula one kingdom Giuseppe Garibaldi was the great military hero Cavour a nobleman was the organizer politician and diplomat who made the union of Italy a reality Because of the 1848 revolutions Cavour probably did not believe that the creation of a unified Italy was feasible within his lifetime until at least 1859 he strove rather for an expanded Norhtern Italian kingdom under the house of Savoy To achieve this goal he strived for foreign support against Austrian domination In 1858 he won the backing of Emperor Napoleon III of France for a war against Austria promising in exchange to give Savoy and Nice to France Austria was moved around like a pawn into declaring war and was forced to surrendor Lombardy Because France refused to continue fighting with Austra Cavour resigned as premier In 1860 Cavour returned to office to find Sardina on the verge of annexation Cavour taking advantage of the auspicious circumstances for Italian unification sent Sardinian troops into the Papal States which with the exception of Latium and Rome were soon annexed to Sardinia Cavour was worried about Garibaldis power because if Garibaldi took Rome France may have intervened Cavour having this knowledge does not invade Rome By his superior statesmanship Cavour convinced Garibaldi to yield his authority in the south and avoided foreign intervention in favor of the dispossessed rulers and of the pope whose interests he professed to be safeguarding Garibaldi then gives the South over to Piedmont which essentially proclaims the Kingdom of Italy Otto
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