Leaderof the Italian Empire
|Wonder construction||30% chance|
|Attitude|| +1 (base)|
0 (warmonger respect)
|Full war||300 (90% ratio near, 50% ratio far, 2% ratio adjacent)|
|Limited war||200 (90% power ratio)|
Giuseppe Garibaldi is one of the leaders of the Italian Empire.
Giuseppe Garibaldi was the key military figure in the creation of the Kingdom of Italy. An unflagging foe of all tyranny, he devoted his life to fighting oppression. Garibaldi was the embodiment of the Italian brand of 19th-century nationalism, which was impelled by the twin desires for unity and freedom.
For the greater part of his life, most of the native land of Giuseppe Garibaldi was under the control of foreigners. In the north Lombardy was held by Austria, and to the south of the States of the Church, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was in the hands of the stagnant feudal regime of the Bourbons.
An Italian patriot, Garibaldi began life as a sailor. He associated himself enthusiastically with Giuseppe Mazzini for the liberation of his country, but being convicted of conspiracy, fled to South America where, as both a privateer and a soldier, he gave his services to the young republics struggling there for life. Returning to Europe, Garibaldi took part in the defense of the short-lived Roman Republic against France (1848-49). Being defeated, he fled to New York and then returned to the Isle of Caprera, biding his time.
He joined the Piedmontese against Austria and, in 1860, set himself to assist in the overthrow of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the union of Italy under Vittorio Emanuele II. Landing in Calabria, Garibaldi entered Naples and drove the royal forces before him without striking a blow, after which he returned to his retreat at Caprera, ready still to draw his sword, and occasionally offering it again in the cause of republicanism. Garibaldi died in 1882.