1815-31 in Piedmont

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The king of Piedmont returned following years of what during what?
Years of exile during the Napoleonic wars
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To seem more appealing, what did Victor Emmanuel I do?
He reduced taxation and got rid of conscription (forced to join the war)
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However, what did his government tell the King?
That the law pre-Napoleon was still bound so he couldn't make any changes
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So, what happened next?
Piedmont became once again an absolute monarchy
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What was abolished?
Code Napoleon
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What else was abolished?
Equal justice for all
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Secret societies what?
Increased in growth
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Liberals began hating the current government, who did they look to?
Charles Albert, who was second in line
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Where was Charles Albert in exile?
France
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He liased with a revolutionary group. What did he do with this group?
They seized fortress of Alessandria - Genoa
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What did he set up here?
A provisional government known as the 'Kingdom of Italy' ironically
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At this moment, Victor Emmanuel became tired of the revolutionaries, so what did he do?
He abdicated
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Who took the throne?
Charles Albert
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Who was meant to take the throne and ended up denouncing Albert?
Charles Felix
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What was Charles Albert's next move?
He fled
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In 1831, Charles Felix passed away, so what happened to the King's position?
Charles Albert took it
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However, Albert was starting to be compared with who?
With Charles Felix and Victor Emmanuel I
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Why was this?
He increased church power, refused to pardon political prisoners, increased grip on censorship laws
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This was not the man liberals had originally thought he was, who - out of the well known nationalists - fled Piedmont?
Garibaldi, Mazzini and Cavour
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BUT, Albert did do some positive things, like..?
Cleaned up the legal system, granted a constitution
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What was the constitution called? When was it released?
It was called the Statuto and it was official announced in March 1848
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What were some of the terms of this constitution?
Equality for all - no matter what the religion; votes were given to males who could read and write plus paid their taxes; and there was equal employment
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What percentage of the population paid their taxes?
Only 2%
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Charles Albert did help one particular state, which was?
Lomardy
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Why did he help them?
Because he figured if he helped them then he could possibly dominate or even annex the state
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Revolutionaries in Lomardy persuaded Albert to declare war on who? When was this?
Austria and 23rd March 1848
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To seem more appealing, what did Victor Emmanuel I do?

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He reduced taxation and got rid of conscription (forced to join the war)

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However, what did his government tell the King?

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So, what happened next?

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What was abolished?

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