War with Austria and Annexation of central states

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War with Austria:

  • after time spent trying to provoke a war with Austria, Piedmont and France finally managed to on the 29th April 1859
  • the way they had done so was Cavour mobilising the Piedmontese troops, Austria demanded they undo their actions but Cavour ignored them
  • plus Victor Emmanuel II delivered a provokative speech
  • if Piedmont had looked like the aggressor, Austria could've gained large countries as allies, such as Britain
  • two bloody wars were yet to come
  • but beforehand, the war didn't go that well initially because the French troops had arrived in Italy before their equipment had
  • the Battle of Magenta (4th


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