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· 1896: The result of Risorgimento- slides 3-8
· 1896-1914: The liberal State- slides 9-23…read more

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THE RESULT OF RISORGIOMENTO
Social, Economic, Political and Papacy problems…read more

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Problems after unification...
SOCIAL
People felt more loyal
Lack of identity Only (about)
to their family and
amongst the 2.5% of the
their region- rather
newly `Italian' population
than to Italy as a
People spoke Italian.
whole.
Problems with Maintenance of
organised crime law, order and People were less
in Sicily, effective inclined to feel united
controlled by the government in due to the violent
mafia. (similar Sicily was way unity had been
groups in other negatively achieved.
southern affected.
High illiteracy rates
provinces)
in South compared to
North.…read more

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Problems after unification...
Enterprises on
North and South small scale
Divide
Low industry
production
North= (some)
Industries
ECONOMIC
No coal & little iron.
South= Poverty On 0.1 mil tons of
Ridden Lack of steel (1 of the lowest
natural in Europe)
resource
1881: >1Mil s
unemployed and
Working seasonal
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Problems after unification...
POLITICAL
Italy was a Lead by the King who However, a govt.
constitutional could appoint and could only survive if
monarchy dismiss PMs and other it commanded a
govt. members majority of seats in
the lower house of
parliament.
In 1896, Italy Right to vote was
Parliament dominated
was not dominated by rich
by landowners,
democratic (approx.. 2% of
businessmen and
pop)
upper class.
1896 system of Criticised as corrupt
Govts. Were
trasformismo and sustaining
decided more on
formed (in a bid to government stability
ministers and
create an element of at the expense of
MPs than the
stability between real political debate
electorate and
successive on government
political parties
governments) policy.…read more

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