'Garibaldi's contribution to the unification of Italy has been exaggerated: he caused more problems than he solved.' How far do you agree?

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  • 'Garibaldi's contribution to the unification of Italy has been exaggerated: he caused more problems than he solved.' How far do you agree?
    • A successful Alpine campaign in 1859 war
      • This helped unification as it ensured Austrian rule was coming to an end
    • Rome
      • Garibaldi wanted to take Rome. This was a problem because it could cause tension with Catholic powers as the revolution was anti-clerical
      • This meant Cavour had to send Piedmontese troops to hinder the retreat
    • Nice- irrational plans to take Nice
      • He planned to blow up the ballot boxes
      • = a problem because it had been ceded to France. This again could have caused tension with France
    • He willingly handed over South of Italy to Piedmont. This allowed Emilia to be formed and unification to be complete
    • Garibaldi's help in Sicily and Naples
      • Cavour didnt want to act as he deemed South and unpolitical
      • Helped unification to happen, didnt hinder it
      • Introduction of piedmontese law in Sicily
  • AGREE
  • DISAGREE

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