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Italian forces took over the Papal States and Rome came under Italian control. It became the capital of the united kingdom of Italy.
The Austrian province of Venetia, which included Venice, became part of Italy.
Garibaldi led an army of Italian nationalists, the Red Shirts in Southern Italy. He captured Sicily and other southern areas. They united with the kindgom of Piedmont-Sardinia.
Cavour provokes a war against Austria to drive them out of northern Italy. He gets help from French emperor Napoleon III to defeat the Austrians and take all of northern Italy, except for Venetia.
Sardinia's king, Victor Emmanuel II, named Count Camillo di Cavour as his prime minister.
Adopts a liberal constitution.