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Federal republic of Italy
Repubblica federale di Italia (Italian)
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OTL equivalent: Italy plus Tunisia
Flag of Italy Emblem of Italy
Flag Of Italy Coat of arms of Italy
Italia US Edition
Italy with European Union

Dio e Popolo (Italian)
("God And People")

Anthem "Il Canto degli Italiani"
Capital Rome
Largest city Torino
Other cities Milan, Tunis, Vatican City, Palermo
Language Italian
Religion Roman Catholicism
Ethnic Group Italians
Demonym Italian
Government Representative Democracy And Federalism
  legislature Italiano Pensione di legge
President Giorgio Napolitano
Area 301,260 km² km²
Population 60.92 million (2012) 
Established May 16, 1860 (Unification)

May 16, 1920 (Republic)

Currency Euro
Time Zone Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00)
Internet TLD .it, .eu,
Calling Code +39
Organizations UN, SovietPact, EU, NATO, US Military Command
Italy Known As Italian Republic And Italy Is Best Alliance With United States. And Ninth Half Lunar Landing Nation On Earth And Arsenal Nation.


Italian Uprising

Map of Italy 1850

Map of the Italian Peninsula after the uprising. The Republic is in blue.

In 1847, the European Revolutions were beginning, which had evolved from a war against Napoleon III of France into a war against the monarchs of European nations. The Kingdom of Italy was struck with revolution, and plus their wise king, Joachim II, died and he was replaced by inexperienced Joachim III. The revolutionaries struck gold, and took over much of the country. However, King Joachim III got his act together, and began one of the most famous campaigns in history, taking Sicily and much of the Italian Peninsula from the revolutionaries. The rebels still held onto northern Italy, and both armies were exhausted. Joachim III and the leader of the revolutionaries, Antonio Beretta, signed the Treaty of Florence, ending the Italian Uprising.


Pasquale Paoli by W Beckey

Pasquale Paoli, the Father of Italian Nation (1725-1807)

Before 1860, Italy was an area that made of a group of smaller independent states, ruled by other countries (such as Austria, France, and Spain). This situation was shaken in 1796, when Napoleon I invaded Italy, forced Austria to withdraw from Italy. During the Napoleonic Wars, northern-central Italy was invaded and reorganized as a new Kingdom of Italy, a client state of the French Empire, while the southern half of the peninsula was administered by Joachim Murat, Napoleon's brother-in-law, who was crowned as King of Naples.

After the failure of French invasion to Britain, the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815) restored the situation of the late 18th century, dividing Italy between Austria (in the north-east and Lombardy), the Kingdom of Sardinia, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (in the south and in Sicily), and Tuscany, the Papal States and other minor states in the centre. While the Corsican Republic was recreated (mostly came from Britain's initiatives), other old republics such as Venice and Genoa were not: Venice went to Austria and Genoa went to the Kingdom of Sardinia.

Rossetti - Proclamazione della Repubblica Romana, nel 1849, in Piazza del Popolo - 1861

Proclamation of the Roman Republic in 1849, in Piazza del Popolo

At the end, the sentiment for the unification of Italy was emerged as the liberal Corsican Republic and the conservative Kingdom of Sardinia under the House of Savoy were competed to become a regional power in the Italian peninsula. Both Corsica and Sardinia also successfully challenged Austria in the Second Italian War of Independence, liberating Lombardy-Venetia from Austrian rule. In 1860–61, General Giuseppe Garibaldi led the drive for unification in Naples and Sicily, allowing the Corsican government led by Gian Paolo Borghetti to declare a federated government of Italian states on May 16, 1860.

By 1861, Veneto was still not part of Italy, because they were ruled by the Austrian Empire. Veneto was made part of Italy in 1866 after the Third Italian War of Independence. In 1870, Italian soldiers invaded Latium in 1870 and the Pope's power on the region was taken away by the federal government. The small remnants of Papal States were left only in Vatican and Avignon. Pope Pius IX, who was angry, declared himself a prisoner in the Vatican and the Papal States then left the federation, although he was not actually restrained from coming and going, to keep Catholic people from being active in politics. That year, Italy finally came back together although its capital was not moved from Naples to Rome until July 1871.

The highly liberal and democratic Corsican Constitution of 1815 was extended to the whole Italian Republic in 1861, provided the basic freedoms of the citizens and introduced universal male suffrage for property owners in Italy. The government of the newly-unified Italy took place in a framework of parliamentary republic dominated by liberal and radical republicans. However, Italy's political arena was sharply divided between the radical republicans and the Catholic traditionalists which created frequent deadlock and attempts to preserve governments.

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