History of War


The road to Italian unification during the 19th century was long, complex and involved several wars. Of those, the Second Italian War of Independence of 1859 was one of the most significant conflicts. It resulted in the establishment of a ‘Kingdom of Italy’ that comprised virtually all the Italian peninsula apart from Venice, San Marino and the area around Rome.

A large factor in the outbreak of war was the attempts of Victor Emmanuel II, the king

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