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Piedmont-Sardinia annexes Tuscany as the unification of Italy increases pace

Victor Emmanuel II, detail
03/22/1860
The recent plebiscite in northern Italy had established that the vast majority of residents there wished to be annexed by Piedmont-Sardinia so as to join the swiftly moving march towards a united Italy.  By decree from Turin, Victor Emmanuel II declared that Tuscany was now a part of his kingdom.  When the Neapolitan States were annexed in December, 1860, modern Italy had mostly been formed.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Great Britain, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British and Foreign State Papers, Vol. 57 (London, H.M.S.O., 1871), 1029.

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