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The Italian unification 1815

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Accounts for the Plombìeres
meeting
Plombìeres

May 1852: Cavour met Napoleon III in France
1856: They met again at the peace
conference => further acquaintance
Jan 1858: Orsini failed to assassinate
Napoleon III => excuse to intervene in Italy?
24 July 1858: Napoleon invited Cavour to
The Plombìeres meeting.


Louis Napoleon 's
objectives
1. Anti-Austrian => war against
Austria.

2.Gain back French influence in
Italy (Nice and Savoy annexation,
Piedmont -> French satellite,
clericalist support).

3.Supporter of Italian
independencence and
nationalism.

4.Prestige for Bourbon family


Cavour's aims
1.War against Austria.

2.Liberation of northern
Italy, not all (expansion of
Piedmont)

3.Stability and Prosperity