Acquisition of the Southern States

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  • Created on: 25-11-13 11:34

The south:

  • Garibaldi found out that his hometown of Nice was being handed over to France and became furious at that thought
  • he organised a group of volunteers known as 'The Thousand' and planned to prevent the handing over
  • however, since a lot of his followers were Sicillians, his focus was on the revolt that broke out in Sicily in 1860
  • after being persuaded to get involved, he sent his followers ahead of himself to tell them help was on its way
  • Garibaldi then set sail and landed on Sicily 11th May 1860
  • he was greeted warmly and even took charge of the state at one point
  • his army increased in numbers
  • he and his…


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