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Victor Emanuel II annexes Naples, Sicily, and Umbria and the unification of Italy is almost complete

Victor Emmanuel II, detail
12/17/1860
The recent victories of Garibaldi in southern and central Italy had made possible further unification of Italy.  A plebiscite of the population followed and by decree from Naples Victor Emanuel II declared that the Neapolitan Provinces were now part of the Italian state.  A similar decree on the same day did the same for Sicily and Umbria. Modern Italy had now 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), 1039-1041.

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