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European History Question?

Why was it so difficult to unify Italy?

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The Italian unification is still a topic of debate. Some revisionists say that the Risorgimento was a true work of colonization, followed by a centralizing policy of conquest, because of which the Italian Mezzogiorno would have fallen into a state of backwardness still manifest. The revisionism of Risorgimento knew a clear radicalization in mid-twentieth century, after the fall of the Savoy monarchy and fascism, for which the Risorgimento was considered a intangible myth.

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The papal states were in the way as well as many different groups vying for control and many outside forces, such as France and austria, trying to keep Italy fragmented.

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