Revolutions: Sicily&Naples

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  • Created on: 27-09-13 09:43


  • initial problems occured when King Ferdinand II of Naples offered Sicilians a better life by introducing reforms
  • it didn't last, instead there was a period of repression mixed with an outbreak of cholera making Sicilians in a very desperate state
  • January 1848, notices appeared in the citys capital - Palermo, advertising the handing out of weapons
  • there were clashes with the government when the authorities found out a revoultion was about to take place
  • the Neapolitan army fought back by shelling (the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target) and…


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