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Garibaldi was a great patriot and is considered as the ‘sword of Italian unification’. Discuss his contributions towards the unification of Italy.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.

2. Garibaldi was a great patriot and is considered as the ‘sword of Italian unification’. Discuss his contributions towards the unification of Italy. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Easy

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about contribution of Garibaldi towards the unification of Italy.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Give a brief about the Garibaldi the Italian patriot and his guerrilla Redshirts during Italian unification.

Body:

In Brief, mention the various obstacles for the unification of Italy.

In detail, mention as how Garibaldi helped overcome the above – His joining of ‘Young Italy’, His support to King Victor Emmanuel II, His efforts and leading the army – Red Shirts, conquering the states of Sicily and Naples.

Conclusion:

Summarise how the contributions of the of Garibaldi further paved the way for the unification of Italy.