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Unification of Italy and Germany

Guiseppe Garibaldi
Otto von Bismarck
Camillo di Cavour
And In The End?
Guiseppe Garibaldi
Giuseppe Mazzini
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The Redshirts and the leader


Before Cavour could get to taking over the south Giuseppe Garibaldi had a small army of Italian nationalists.  This was in May 1860, Garibaldi wore a red shirt and so did his followers so that is how they became known as the redshirt.  When Garibaldi was marching north he met King Victor Emmanuel II in Naples.  Garibaldi had no chance to stop the army of Cavour he then stepped aside and let Cavour take over Southern Italy also.