Italy refers to the Italian Peninsula and surrounding islands, including the three large islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily.
Six nations exist in Italy. They are, from north to south:
- Kingdom of Sardinia - the island of Sardinia plus the northern peninsula, and the eastern half of the mid-peninsula
- Grand Duchy of Tuscany
- Papal States
- Republic of San Marino
- Kingdom of Naples
- Republic of Sicily
In addition, the island of Corsica is part of the French Empire.
The Italian nations form a loose Italian League, which mostly regulates trade between the Italian states. It also manages the pan-Italian lira.