The development of modern Italy from the late 18th century to the founding of the postwar Italian Republic. The theme is the search for national identity. An examination of the rise of Italian national consciousness, the movement for unification, and the process of state-building, followed by a study of the Liberal State (1870 - 1915), including such issues as parliamentary development, the Southern Problem, and the rise of the Left. The course then looks at the rise of Fascism and Mussolini's regime, World War II and the anti-Fascist resistance, and the origins of the Republic.
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