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Twelfth century Italian communes eventually developed into independent city-states feudal estates kingdoms ruled by strong monarchs monasteries

Deborah Edwards

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Kyle Mckinney on March 31, 2018

Well, Italy was a loose collection of city-states. Spain and france fought for control over them in the Italian Wars, which France lost. However, Italy is not a unified nation until 1861. And the reason is because during the Napoleonic Wars, Napoleon was proclaimed King of Italy (that is what prompted Austria to declare war in the year 1805) This led to a feeling of Nationalism Italian, and so a group of people called the "Red Shirts" got up, and began the Italian Wars of Unification

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