Unification of Italy


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Which nation-state is oldest Germany, Italy or the United States? Most people would assume Italy or Germany but the fact is that the United States is the oldest nation-state of the three. Both Italy and Germany have older civilizations than the U.S.A. but when the United States was formed as a nation both Italy and Germany were divided into multiple states and kingdoms.  Italy had not experienced any real unity since the fall of the Roman Empire.

Italian-unification

As the waves of nationalism swept through Europe Italy was impacted by an intense desire to rid the Italian peninsula of foreign influence and establish a united Italian nation. Next we will examine the efforts of Italian politicians and military leaders to establish Italy as a nation-state. Powerpoint and assignments are found in the links below.

The Unification of Italy Powerpoint

The Unification of Italy Guided Notes

Definitions, Questions and Map worksheet

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