How did Italy Become a Country? | Animated History

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    The Armchair HistorianThe Armchair Historian2 yıl önce
    • moreover you didn't mentioned the Roman Republic of 1848.I know that's a long stort but it's very important and interesting(the french betrayal,the liberal ideas and the great battles)

      mau antomau antoYıl önce
    • well the liberal ideas brought by the French were brought to France by the Italians during the precedents century

      mau antomau antoYıl önce
    • how can I buy the roman soldier statue? Can you give link or something!

      AnonAnon2 yıl önce
    • You should mention at least which stores support this Total Battle mobile game. Heck, it’s a mobile game, right? See? Conflicted as to whether I’m simply even wasting my time looking this game up since I only play stuff like that on iOS.

      YayaBunWaYayaBunWa2 yıl önce
    • Aurelion your part on kigdom of Naples is not correct. Southern Italy was often split, Sicily from the rest of the peninsula, and there was several different government and influence from foreign nations. This is true also for Lombardy, which was under the influence of Spain (or Castille as you prefer) for nearly a century in the 1600's. For other correction, it could be say that Garibaldi was favorable to form a Republic, and he had political ideas similar to the ones of Mazzini. The march of the sabaudian armies towards Naples stoped Garibaldi to reunite Italy in a Republic. Moreover, the expedition of Garibaldi was favored by Sardinia-Piedmont and some foreign country like Italy, it just not passed as an official war because it that way the piedmontese would never manage to conquer these land, without any support from the people and from other countries (Naples instead had some allies that can help them in a regular war).

      Alessandro OlivieriAlessandro Olivieri2 yıl önce
  • They took turns surrendering to and switching sides on themselves until one person finally wound up with all the land, but because it's less land than they wanted they declared war on themselves before losing their own land to themself.

    Kid FoxKid Fox22 gün önce
  • "Italy must be the most invaded country in the world, and lombardy one of the worlds greatest vattlefields" Poland: am i a joke to you?

    n2daseco12n2daseco1222 gün önce
  • Hey Italy how many independence wars do you want? Italy: Y E S .

    Francesca PattiFrancesca Patti23 gün önce
  • The subtitles is very often inaccurate and confusing!!!

    BasarabeanulBasarabeanul29 gün önce
  • You mispronounce a lot of stereotypical historical vocab words, such as "hegemony" and "mercantilism" in your videos. It makes the credibility kind of go down when this is a constant theme throughout multiple videos on this channel. You typically say foreign cities correct, while the baseline historical lingo is often butchered. Still like your channel, but I suggest triple checking your pronunciations on every word in the scripts.

    Tyler OeschTyler OeschAylar önce
  • Can someonw explain me somwthing ? Who conteolled sicily that guiseppe conquered them as a mutiny ?

    Åmýr ΔşhωäλÅmýr ΔşhωäλAylar önce
    • they were controlled by the bourbons

      Luca BraliaLuca Bralia14 gün önce
  • 3:00 Ok I'm sorry I cannot resist, what's the music? I cant find the actual music

    Jeff IncJeff IncAylar önce
  • Evolution of Italian uniforms

    will screwswill screwsAylar önce
  • Word up

    Ryan PintaboneRyan PintaboneAylar önce
  • italy is fake, like america.

    PathisNarrowPathisNarrowAylar önce
  • Im iraqi, i still love my country but I would give my eyes to be italian, i really really really love italy ITALIA AMORE MIO❤️🇮🇹😍

    GOM BGOM BAylar önce
  • 2020: also today Italy have a big problem! The difference between south and north! I live in Sicily Island the center of Mediterranea sea. We Sicilians are like the Greeks in blood! We are totally different from the inhabitants of the Alps who eat like the Germans of Bavaria and speak German!

    Giovanni CastellanaGiovanni Castellana2 aylar önce
    • non parliamo tedesco, lo impariamo soltanto a scuola, ma per altri motivi, il nostro cibo non è tedesco

      Luca BraliaLuca Bralia14 gün önce
    • Che stai dicendo

      Daniele BlasiDaniele Blasi25 gün önce
  • Thanks for making this! I'm gonna pass my History exam now.

    Abbas AliAbbas Ali2 aylar önce
  • Cesare Borgia padre della Patria? :-)) is britannic humour?

    Costante _Costante _2 aylar önce
  • Great, fantastic surevey...just for the record: Garibaldi was born in Nice (Nizza), that's why (among others) he was totally unhappy with Cavour decision to hand it over to France....a kind of internal psicological warfare among the two as well

    Nicola Del BonoNicola Del Bono2 aylar önce
  • 1861 really? How can you get a date like that 10 years off?

    james levyjames levy3 aylar önce
  • It's about Indian elections, do watch

    The vivid bookmarkThe vivid bookmark4 aylar önce
  • Italy must be the most invaded country in the world *Poland weeps in the corner*

    Greg BaranszkyGreg Baranszky4 aylar önce
  • RIP the Italian monarchy

    GABX PGABX P4 aylar önce
  • As Italian I have to say most of us have no memories. Too many look to very close past, period of Marine Republic of Genoa, Venezia, Pisa and Amalfi, forgetting we share really more. For istance, all dialects have a common base on Latin. Funny fact: England was under Roman control for around 450 years and till now You can find latin-based words: castrum: castle/chester, stratum/street, Londinium/London and so on

    Gear BoxGear Box4 aylar önce
  • I find it rather interesting that Italy united the same the American Civil War started. I noticed at 7:11 the French flag is backwards.

    chrisbacoschrisbacos5 aylar önce
  • My favorite unification story Viva Italia!!!

    pedro 4votepedro 4vote5 aylar önce
  • It was The US one Morning someone decide to unite US Mexico Nigeria Iraq Kazakhstain and North Korea...all togheter in only one country....little bit weird

    VaVa GoodStepVaVa GoodStep5 aylar önce
  • Leggo il titolo italiano *parla inglese* Vado via

    Wikus Van De MerveWikus Van De Merve5 aylar önce
    • si, youtube autotraduce i titoli, questo non lo capisco perchè se voglio vedere un video in inglese non voglio avere il titolo in italiano

      Luca BraliaLuca Bralia2 aylar önce
  • Italy is a geographical entity made of several cultures, languages, sets of values & people that have been forced to live together under the same “nation”, mostly against their will, because of those 2 or 3 terrorists that were correctly mentioned on the video. Still today, you can deeply see the astronomical differences between the former countries within the peninsula.

    Nico BortoluzziNico Bortoluzzi5 aylar önce
    • ma smettila, credilo o no abbiamo un bel po' di cultura in comune, e senza l'unificazione saremmo stati ora ancora più poveri di come siamo adesso, intendo, sia il sud che il nord

      Luca BraliaLuca Bralia2 aylar önce
    • stop saying bullshits please

      Lorenzo CasadioLorenzo Casadio3 aylar önce
  • My man says spain then shows a flag of burgundy

    Lil_chesebugerLil_chesebuger5 aylar önce
  • Thanks a lot for this interesting video.

    SamoSamo5 aylar önce
  • Dividon i servi Dividon gli armenti Si posano insieme Sui campi cruenti Di un volgo disperso Che nome non ha.

    Mike IronsMike Irons6 aylar önce
  • Great video, I feel like I never hear enough, or really get a good idea of any European history between American revolution and WW1, I mean growing up the civil war was a lot of major grade school info. But even still, there are so many wars and crazy stuff that goes on during the Victorian era that set up everything for ww1 and ww2, and how our global politics is still shaped today. Going to look on the armchair historian channel for more stuff of this era in Europe. Thanks!

    Nietzsche's No-ThingsNietzsche's No-Things6 aylar önce
    • Another connective thing that I found interesting is how much history there is between Germany and Italy, Germany gets its name from General Germanicus who was Caligula father (and not a creep). And theres a lot this history of northern german-italians that have a cross idenity that literally go back to Jesus era. Way neat.

      Nietzsche's No-ThingsNietzsche's No-Things6 aylar önce
  • Stop showing more of your face, other than that I like the content.

    Dathrang LamareDathrang Lamare6 aylar önce
  • It would have been nice to mention the key role of the massonry

    Luigi BenniLuigi Benni6 aylar önce
  • Didn't even mention a battle like Solferino which had 300.000 men involved. Your video makes it looks like it was a walk in the park

    Max MGMax MG7 aylar önce
  • And trentino ?

    Daredi OnaxisDaredi Onaxis7 aylar önce
  • Thanks for the quick history lesson on a great country. 😀

    BG 92BG 927 aylar önce
  • "Garibaldi is the only wholly admirable figure in modern history" - A.J.P. Taylor "Garibaldi must win by force: he is not a man; it is a symbol, a form; he is the Italian soul. Between the beats of his heart, everyone hears the beats of his one" - Francesco De Sanctis "The only hero the world has ever needed is called Giuseppe Garibaldi" - Che Guevara

    David VeloriaDavid Veloria7 aylar önce
    • Sorry you had me until you quoted a guy who massacred homosexuals

      jord3444jord34445 aylar önce
  • 7:14 he raged because he was from nice (Italian Nizza) but he didn't do anything because his king had given his original land (savoy) too

    Sonox YTSonox YT8 aylar önce
  • ok only 10 minutes, but how many errors and inaccuracies .

    Massimo BernardoMassimo Bernardo8 aylar önce
  • Nice video. I knew about most of this. But now some more interesting details have filled in the blanks. Nice job guy.

    Broken BridgeBroken Bridge9 aylar önce
  • Napoleon III would defeat the Austrian Empire in the Second Italian War of Independence which saw the Italian Conquest of Lombardy from the Empire. In the Third Italian War of Independence it was Prussia that helped Italy defeat the Austrian Empire in 1866 taking Venice from them to Italy. In 1870, Prussia would attack France and defeat them marking the end of their Empire and making them a Republic until today.

    RYBATUGARYBATUGA9 aylar önce
  • Nice video but very simplified And I didn't understand the part about socialists VS liberals after Italian unity since the socialist party was born in 1892 and was able to gain considerable seats in parliament only in the 1919 elections

    Michele SantoliniMichele Santolini9 aylar önce
  • 7:58 what about San Marino?

    Luiz FellipeLuiz Fellipe9 aylar önce
    • There are plenty more, Trento, Dalmatia, Istria, Nizza, Savoia, Corsica(Not that much), and even Crete actually, it’s incredibly connected to Italian history since it has been under Venetian control for century and actually influenced the Italian culture

      lucaluca4 aylar önce
  • Guicepe Garibaldi also faught in Brazil in Farroupilha Revolution (a independence movement in the southern part of Brazil)

    Luiz FellipeLuiz Fellipe9 aylar önce

    Mr Everything 70Mr Everything 709 aylar önce
  • This story is absolutely wrong and doesnt follow the real story been documented in library

    Prakash BasenooPrakash Basenoo9 aylar önce
  • I love the excessive hand gesturing, very Italian.

    joel arglesjoel argles10 aylar önce
  • 2 ads for a 10min video???

    Iain GouldIain Gould10 aylar önce
  • ''Italy must be the most invaded country in the world(...)'' Poland: *laughs in kurwa*

    DivusDivus11 aylar önce
    • I would say it is Iraq

      Gazi BiziGazi Bizi4 aylar önce
    • Nah trust me, Italy has been invaded way more time

      lucaluca4 aylar önce
    • Kurwa masz

      Lionel HutzLionel Hutz10 aylar önce
  • Consiglio un ottimo libro per chi ama la storia d italia ed è acquistabile su amazon, s' intitola così "la Sicilia dell 800 tra giochi e tradizioni dal punto di vista di Giuseppe Pitrè" di Leda Nelli.

    la_priorala_priora11 aylar önce
  • You me, 3kingdoms, 5 Dogs.

    EternalRecurrenceEternalRecurrence11 aylar önce
  • video starts at 1:50

    PöllerössenPöllerössen11 aylar önce
  • would have been smarter to convince the leaders of nations, to allow share ownership, and then buy the majority of the shares or enough to possess negative control.. soldiers and weapons are no Match 4 the fire a foreclosure notice or the removal of equipment from the locals. thanks for the upload. /

    johnbeechyjohnbeechyYıl önce
  • thanks for the upload / the northerners did not respect the Sicilians and the naples' did not the romans(city of types) , unification may well have saved a lot of arguments. / so now no one pays their income taxes.

    johnbeechyjohnbeechyYıl önce
  • roman slut empire will be a good way of calling these dogs😂😂

    him jhim jYıl önce
  • I wrote a paper on those 3 guys at uni. One of my favourite essays to research. GoT has nothing on 19thc Italy

    Fatal ShoreFatal ShoreYıl önce
  • Italy was the middle east of europe lol

    oscar ortaoscar ortaYıl önce
    • Italy is in the middle of western Europe

      Luca BraliaLuca Bralia2 aylar önce
    • No that was the Balkans

      TheCommentaryKingTheCommentaryKing11 aylar önce
  • Nice,Savoy and Corsica, the lost Italians

    Flavius BelisariusFlavius BelisariusYıl önce
  • Who hates italy plz like Who hates rome plz comment

    Tremble of GamesTremble of GamesYıl önce
  • Exist the people of the Soviets NO! SO WHY THE HELL SHOULD EXIST THE PEOPLE OF THE ITALIANS???

    Federico Benvegnù ScaraFederico Benvegnù ScaraYıl önce
  • We Veneti at not Italians, we want be free in ours own land and want it back! There has been an election by Veneti indipendentists and it is the 121 St Doge of Venice Albert Gardin, support them! VENETO, LIBARO! VENETO LIBARO! VENETO LIBARO! PAR TERA, PAR MAR, SAN MARCO! PAR TERA, PAR MAR, SAN MARCO! PAR TERA, PAR MAR, SAN MARCO! SAN MARCO!! SAN MARCO!!!

    Federico Benvegnù ScaraFederico Benvegnù ScaraYıl önce
  • The Serenissima Repubblic of Venice was illegally got by Italy we want back ours Repubblic, ours Doge and ours lands...

    Federico Benvegnù ScaraFederico Benvegnù ScaraYıl önce
  • Is that the music from Kerbal I hear? 🤣🤣

    Anomaly UKAnomaly UKYıl önce
  • Cesare Borgia is ironically from a village in today's Spain, then Kingdom of Aragon

    johannes paslajohannes paslaYıl önce
  • Definitely only watching this to find appropriate vines for my Italy vs French culture vine compilation for class. I’ll let you know if I get an A

    DapperJazzDapperJazzYıl önce
    • How was it

      Stefano BrogliattoStefano Brogliatto6 aylar önce
  • Why is the. Reach flag inverted in this video ?😡

    David DupontDavid DupontYıl önce
  • Tara Koellhoffer.

    JaboJaboYıl önce
  • And Italian forgot Savoy. We die on battlefield for you, and they sold us to france who erradicate all of our rights. Nice.

    Roupioz ClementRoupioz ClementYıl önce
    • Italy wouldn't have unify without the French intervention. Et je parie que t'es "savoyard" je te signale que le savoyard n'est même pas une langue faisant partie du groupe Italo-Roman, la Savoie est évidemment Française et ce bien avant l'annexion.

      AetiusAetiusYıl önce
  • Woo hunter college!

    MrSuperpiff4MrSuperpiff4Yıl önce
  • Garibaldi led revolutions in South America and was such a capable leader during unification that Lincoln offered him command of the Union Armies.

    Don CulottaDon CulottaYıl önce
  • Interesting note: Garibaldi was the Grandmaster of Italian Freemasonry, which strongly supported the process of unification.

    J LeoJ LeoYıl önce
    • @Gabriele Scalise I'm glad, Masons are really good and spiritually acculturated people.

      J LeoJ LeoYıl önce
    • Masons had and have a large connection to Italian secret services and top positions. It's not a vague or conspiratorial claim: it has been well reported throughout the last century.

      Gabriele ScaliseGabriele ScaliseYıl önce
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