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An Italian flag is hoisted over the rejoicing crowd in Naples on April 13, 1934
| Italian Social Republic|| Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
The Six-Day War, also know as the War of Italian Unification, was a conflict instigated by the Italian Social Republic against the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies with the goal of annexing the kingdom and "complete the Risorgimento". The war was fought between April 8 and April 13, culminating in the capture of Naples and the official annexation of the Two Sicilies into the Fascist republic. The war was largely bloodless, with less than 1000 Italian soldiers being injured and/or killed, as most of the military refusing to fight against their fellow Italians and mutinying against the Bourbon kings.
The background to this war started in the days of the Risorgimento. Mussolini proclaimed that Italian leadership's decision to preclude the Two Sicilies from the unification process meant that they could not complete the Risorgimento, and argues that the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was as much Italian as the Kingdom of Sardinia that created it.