Factors Hindering Italian Unification 1815

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Geographical Divide
Lack of communication, roads, and rail links, localisation of agriculture, spread of Malaria and risk of flooding - North was more progressive than South and looked down on them - Hinderence
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Vienna Settlement 1815
Created a barrier to prevent French invasions in Europe, provided Austria with rewards via territory and authority, restores some of the ruling families who'd been in charge before Napoleon's invasion - Help
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The Catholic Church
Still had power over education, ecclesiastical courts, welfare, and charity, but had lost land and power and were weaker - Hinderence
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Political and Social Differences
Austrian control wanted to keep Italy separate, Victor Emmanuel I destroyed parks and streetlights, brought back feudal taxes, Italy was ruled differently in different states. Trade barriers prevented communication, illiteracy - Hinderence
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Differences in Language and Culture
Only middle and upper classes could read and write, only 2.5% spoke Italian, Mazzini wrote about Italy promoting unification, but because people couldn't read it was counterproductive - Hinderence
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Class Divisions
Increasing poverty, power and land concentrated in the hands of the aristocratic nobles, farmers were forced to sell their land, poor peasants in South protested - Hinderence
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Created a barrier to prevent French invasions in Europe, provided Austria with rewards via territory and authority, restores some of the ruling families who'd been in charge before Napoleon's invasion - Help

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Vienna Settlement 1815

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Still had power over education, ecclesiastical courts, welfare, and charity, but had lost land and power and were weaker - Hinderence

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Austrian control wanted to keep Italy separate, Victor Emmanuel I destroyed parks and streetlights, brought back feudal taxes, Italy was ruled differently in different states. Trade barriers prevented communication, illiteracy - Hinderence

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Card 5

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Only middle and upper classes could read and write, only 2.5% spoke Italian, Mazzini wrote about Italy promoting unification, but because people couldn't read it was counterproductive - Hinderence

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