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To what extent had Liberal Italy satisfied the needs of Italians by 1914?
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TO WHAT EXTENT HAD LIBERAL ITALY SATISFIED THE NEEDS OF ITALIANS BY 1914?
One might think that the most efficient way of creating a truly united state would be to involve the people of the state, by giving the men and women a say in the matter. However the politicians who were controlling Italy, which at that time were the Liberals, disagreed completely. Politicians administrating the unification of Italy believed that the ordinary people of Italy were far too inferior and did not have the ability to participate in governmental issues.
For many years Italy was faced with corruption and deceit. Bribery and incompetence were widespread within the Italian government, which later served to damage the reputation of the Liberal system within the eyes of many Italians. At this time Italy was divided into two separate parts. 'The legal Italy', which is the Italy of Parliament and the political class who ran the government, and 'The real Italy', which were the ordinary Italians with their day-to-day concerns. Most Italians didn't have a clue on what went beyond their villages, they believed that they were made illegal aliens in their own country, who only considered Italy as a power
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