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Garibaldi and the Thousand The kingdom of the Two Sicilies was made up of the southern half of the Italian Peninsula and the island of Sicily Bourbon tribes tried to conqueror this kingdom but unfortunately it was not an easy target This kingdom started to become a target of Italian nationalists which later conquered it with the help of Giuseppe Garibaldi Garibaldi is Italys most brilliant soldier of the Risorgimento and an excellent guerrilla fighter Sentenced to death Garibaldi escaped to South America in which he lived several years 1836-1848 While being in South America he helped Uruguay in a war against Argentina He returned to Italy in 1848 taking part in the war of independence He became a hero by supporting his country against Austrian and French forces During his second exile he lived in North Africa Peru and the United States He returned to Italy in 1854 when Cavour allowed him to In 1860 Garibaldi achieved what anybody expected Along with his army Garibaldi took over Sicily He crossed to Italys mainland and continued to go north He conquered Naples by defeating the kings army His conquests were well known in Italy and throughout the world Garibaldi continued moving north and attempted to conquer more regions He led an expedition to capture Rome in 1867 but unfortunately French troops stopped him It is believed that Cavour was envious of Garibaldis conquests that he sent troops to stop him When Cavour met with Garibaldi in Naples Garibaldi agreed to support Victor Emmanuel II as king of the united Italy His request of being governor of Naples got refused by Cavour and the king Much later Garibaldi declared himself a socialist when he finally got disillusioned with the politics of Italy In conclusion I can say that Garibaldi was one of the greatest leaders Italy has had in all times His expeditions throughout Italy were very successful as well as his ideas Although he was
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