CAVOUR

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What Academy did he attend?
Royal Military Academy
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What did he get a reputation of being here?
A rebel
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For a while, he worked for whom?
Charles Albert
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Then he became an officer again gaining a reputation for being?
Rebellious
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He visited which country?
Britain
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What struck his interest?
Their industry and particularly their railways
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He returned back to Piedmont to do what?
Look after his family estate
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While he was doing so, what did he do?
He wrote on his favourite subject: rail
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This is where he gained ideas for what?
The Bank of Turin
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Charles Albert freed what? When?
Press censorship in 1847
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This allowed Cavour to publish what?
Il Risorgmento
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What did this show?
His ideas and beliefs
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He was elected to the first ever what?
Piedmontese parliament
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In 1850, he became?
Minister of Agriculture, Trade and Navy
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This allowed him to make trade treaties with whom?
Britain, France
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In 1851, he was elected what?
Minister of Finance
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Managed to do what in this role?
Gain a loan to build railways
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In 1853, he became?
Prime Minister
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He managed to increase overall trade during the time he was in power by how much?
300%
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By 1860, the railway covered how much of Italy?
1/3
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However, he didn't have much knowledge when it came to..?
Foreign Affairs
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He vaguely said in the 1830s that..?
Austria should be removed from its dominance of Italy
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He was persuaded by who to join what?
Victor Emmanuel II to join the Crimean War
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The result of joing that war was..?
Gaining a seat at the peace conference
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As well as..
Gaining experience in foreign affairs
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Who did he meet the further aquaintance of?
Napoleon III
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They kept in contact and after two years, Napoleon did what?
Invited Cavour to meet with him at Pombieres
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What was significant about this meeting?
It was so secret
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When was the meeting?
July 1858
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