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((Yeah, small lapse. When we became Italy the economic policies I modded in for Sardinia-Piedmont went away and switching to vanilla Italian policies. I have now fixed this.))
 

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((Private))
There was light, for the first time in a while. Warm winds, and a bright sun reflecting off of the light morning rain. The sky had almost entirely parted, with only a few clouds of rain dotting the blue horizon. In the distance, a hamlet could be seen, just as a party of five young men went to tend to their fields, laughing as they went. They brought with them small cakes of wheat, shovels and rakes and began to toil in the mud. Beside them, children played. He himself stood alone with the graves. Only perhaps a few hundred meters from the home he grew up in. Happy. A family. No bloodshed.

Genoa, flashes of fire, dust, blood. It burns it burns it burns it burns it burns. He runs. Houses collapse. A man kills his friend as they struggle to run to safety. The killer dies moments later.

It was all wrong, then. He remembered the days they spent here. Summers that had no end. The face of an uncle, still not ostracised from his own family. Still alive, still happy. Running through the green grass, blowing in the wind, with his brother and sister. ''We swore we would never be apart'' he mumbles to himself. Empty promises. There had been enough of those throughout the years. And now, with the farmers laughing off the distance, on a bright summer day, he stands in front of cold gravestones. He reads the words, inscribed in the lifeless stone.

GIACOMO BARTOLOMEO LEONE
BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER OF THREE
1803-1864
CLAUDIA SOPHIA LEONE
CHERISHED WIFE AND SISTER
1827-1864
NICOLA ISIDORO LEONE
TRAITOR


It had been a year since he had spoken to any of them, before they died. He could barely remember their faces, their voices. They were not supposed to be dead. None of this was supposed to happen. They were supposed to forget their troubles, come back to their homes. Forgot what divided them.
They were supposed to be a family.

A woman bleeds to death, slowly, in the cold basement. She whimpers, mumbles prayers. Her husband stands next to her. He averts his eyes. He tries to not notice. Another man walks up to the pair, offers his assistance. The husband snaps. His wife does not need help. She doesn't need help. She doesn't need help. She goes silent. The breathing stops.

He laid three flowers on each grave and mumbled a prayer. He wondered if he truly believed that his brother would ever be offered Heaven. Perhaps it was blasphemy to ask such of a traitor. His father had sinned as well. He was never sure what he believed. But he knew his father had brought militias to the front, ready to fight. There was no virtue in violence. His sister, alone, afraid. There was no sin in her death. Yet, he could never condemn them, nor find any more anger. They were family. They were those he had loved above all else. He just wished it was different.
A large, muscular man stands at a tree in the corner of the graveyard. He watches, and then he walks. Approaching the lone, broken man closing his eyes and wishing upon the morning drops that lightly tap against his coat. The large man stops before he stands in front of the graves, just out of reach. The broken man opens his eyes at the sound of trampled grass, and watches the new arrival. He stumbles for a word, but the larger man interrupts him.
''Their passing was… unfortunate. You have my condolences.'' A slight German accent. A pin in the form of a bronze Roman eagle pinned to his chest. Who is he?
''I do not recognize you.''
''I am… was a friend of your brother.'' Those are dangerous words.
''Many were. Few would admit so now.''
''You loved your brother.'' The words catch him off-guard. They are the truth. ''I offered him assistance. Consider me a friend.'' The broken man hesitates.
''No. I'm not sure I will.'' The larger man seems shocked by the response.
''You'll find our friendship very profitable, perhaps. There is always power in the right friends.'' A glimpse of understanding appears in the broken man's eyes.
''I remember. You were at the ball. You spoke to my brother.'' He turns back to the gravestones. ''I understand. But I'll ask you to leave.'' Bowing his head and closing his eyes. ''Power… has not brought much to my family.''
The larger man brings his hand to his chin. He ponders what to do. The broken man looks at him for a second. He is not armed. He is on Leone land. How could he then appear so threatening? The larger man smiles.
''You are not as your brother were, then. Fascinating. Then I shall take my leave. But first.'' He procures a letter out of his jacket, and stretches it towards the broken man. With an unsteady hand, he takes it. ''It is something your brother wished you would see.'' The larger man leaves. He stands alone now, with a letter from a dead man, in a sunlit graveyard. It is terrifying.

The flames consume. The explosions shake the very ground. Gunfire drowns out the world around them. As the roof collapses in onto them, crushing the poor few who watched the streets outside, a barricaded door breaks open with the sound of an axe. A man calls on them to leave and the survivors rush forward. The smoke burns in his throat. He can't breathe can't breathe can't breathe can't breathe. A young boy collapses beside him, draws a final breath. He pushes on. He lives. A woman desperately tries to wake a baby lying wrapped in cloth in her arms. Their saviour runs towards the docks. A small metal eagle is pinned to his chest.
 
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((Lol at the end date of July 1st, 1867. Tell me TH does Canada exist yet?

Also Il Sardo #1 again without actually doing anything yeah for unified Italy killing clothing industry.))

Name: Marcello Cavalieri, 3rd Barone di Settimo
Date of Birth: 13th of May, 1844
Place of Birth: Milan, the Austrian Empire
Class: Industrialist
Bio:

The eldest child of the second son of Riccardo Cavalieri, Marcello never expected that one day he would suddenly go from barely making it by to becoming famously wealthy but to becoming the newest Barone of his families estate. The shocking news reached him when he found out his uncle (Salvatore Cavalieri) had been killed in action fighting for the roman revolution in Sardinia-Piedmonte. He himself was only 2nd in line for the main part of the inheritance, after his father and if his uncle had any children he would get further back in line. Yet his dad had been killed in action after being drafted to fight for Austria against the French invasion leaving him to be the primary heir of the entire family estate. This compounded with the fact that his uncle was too much of a player to settle down and have children meant that after his death there was nobody in front of him in succession.

Marcello with this new found land and wealth in Sardinia was tempted to move their from his house in Milan but, after hear the majority of Italy unified and was moving to liberate Lombardia he decided to stay put. So when the day came that Italian armies came through the city and liberated it he decided to bring in the high ranking army officers to his house and offered them a toast, of the finest Il Sardo wine, to toast their liberation and unification of Italy. After this Marcello decided to call a meeting of the remain board members of Il Sardo to his house in Milan hoping to see who was left alive and what they thought the best course of action was. Though, while waiting for this to happen Marcello was nervous he didn't have any formal or informal training in the art of industry and he realized that for some reason the Cavalieri's were looked at, at least in Piedmonte as the premier industrial family. With this in his mind he hoped that he could gather the same respect, at least in Piedmonte, as otherwise he feared the corporation would completely ignore him and move his family away from the prestigious position it had in his grandfathers days.

Marcello was especially determined about one thing, the political situation. He saw this situation has disgraceful as so much of the country had been forced liberalized by the likes of Garibaldi and his thugs. He decided that unlike his Uncle, or Grandfather before him that he would take an extremely active and strong step in politics in a desperate hope that they could reorganize the country and remove some of the excessive social and liberal reforms.

((Private Il sardo board members.))

This recent revolution has left our ranks decimated and I figure it is now time to rebuild. With this I am curious to find out who is left in the corporation and who plans on leaving shortly.

- Yours Truly, Marcello Cavalieri
 

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Private – the Hon. Don Marcantonio Borghese


Dear Signor,


I gladly received the news that you found a great deal of merit in my recent manifesto. It is always gratifying to hear from those who share in one's ideals. With regards to your enquiry à propos of the so-called "Roman Question", I shall now endeavour to give clarification as to my own views on the matter. Before I do so, however, please bear in your mind the fact that, whilst I may be considered a spokesperson of the party, my views do not necessarily reflect those of my colleagues.

It is my opinion that the fate of Rome is reliant upon the result of the on-going Franco-Prussian War. Should the French prove to be capable of acting as the guarantors of the Papacy's dignity, then it will become necessary to negotiate a transfer of this responsibility into Italian hands, as is the natural role of the Italian nation. Nevertheless, I do not expect that the French will be in a position to assert their status as guarantors of this dignity within the near future, anticipating no great swing in the French favour with regards to the war's continued prosecution. Therefore, I believe that it will soon be necessary that the Papacy be extricated from the French aegis and placed within our own. This eventuality would best be accomplished, I feel, via diplomatic channels as opposed to conflict with the French.

With the Papal States within our sphere of influence, it will then be possible to negotiate with the pontiff and his representatives with regards to the fate of territory that may be considered rightfully Italian. Such specifics, however, may be dealt with as it becomes necessary to do so.

I trust I have provided the clarification you desired to a satisfactory degree, and look forward to the posbiltiy of counting you, Signor, amongst the ranks of the party.


Please accept this expression of my sentiments with the highest regard,

The Hon. Don Cato Alessandro Uleri, M.P.
 

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((I will attempt to bomb Naples))
((From a national paper))

"Tragedy Strikes Naples!

Early yesterday afternoon, a bomb was thrown into Pretoria Square in Naples. The resultant explosion killed a dozen people and wounded many more. After an intensive search, the police have arrested Giovanni Marino, a suspected madman answering to the description of the bomber, on suspicion of perpetrating the attack. If convicted, he faces a possible death sentence."


((Giovanni Marino has successfully bombed Naples but has been caught.))
 

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((Private-D'Auria))

General,

I would like to claim command of the North-Central District since I am the most senior commander from the old Sardinia-Piedmont after yourself if you would permit me. If this is impossible, then I would like to police the rowdy natives in the Colonial-Tunis district.

Sincerely,

Colonel Stefano Bonaretti, Conte di Nizza

Bonaretti returned home to Nizza after serving valiantly under D'Auria in North Italy and Austria. He was shocked to find most of his tenant farms completely ransacked and burnt to the ground by the British and the Bonaretti estate stripped of all it's treasure. Fortunately, the family escaped to Savoy, but could Sophia survive another shock? Furthermore, Stefano was astounded to see the rapid changes taking place in Italy. He curdled in disgust from seeing the pillars of conservative legislation being destroyed by the new liberal parliament, the successful state press system tossed aside, and the Romanist industrialists making millions of pounds after their treason. He could stand it no longer when the liberal heathens and Freemasons began to openly discuss annexing the Papal States. Bonaretti ended his temporary respite from public life and began to rally the remnants of I Tradizionalisti.

((Private-I Trad))

I would like to reissue the call to all Traditionalists across the kingdom to join me. Let us unite to oppose the atheistic conquest of Rome from the Holy Father! Let us fight against the complete domination of Italy by the Liberals.

-Col. Bonaretti
 
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An excerpt from the biography, Antonio Bagnoli: Almost.

"After Bagnoli had surrendered to VE2. He made his way to deliver his final speech to the Chamber as specified.

Bagnoli would be found dead on a street corner in Turin. Some say that he died from his Pneumonia or from a heart attack. Whatever the reason, he was found with several papers in his hand. One of which is the speech he would've delivered to the Chamber. It explains why the country needs to be united and that you cannot put a price on Liberty and Equality."



A history class in Italy is on a field trip to the Italian National history Museum sometime in February of 2015. The teacher points to a document in the Roman Revolution section of the museum.
Dear Demagogues, Politicians, Industrialists, and Labour Leaders,

I, Antonio Bagnoli, propose this agreement.

The recent small reforms and strikes have drawn my attention. These refroms have calmed down whispers for rebellions ((lower militancy)). People are willing to be deceived that they have true freedom, but this is simple propaganda by the Aristocrats. The people need full and complete freedom. The workers and unions need protection and their deserved dues. I hereby propose an agreement that will benefit both parties.

1. The Labour Leaders, Demagogues, and other signers of this agreement that we must peacefully co-exist. That we will help each other reach our goals of freedom and the rights of the workers. We must mutually respect one another to some degree, and honour the proposal in full.

2. The Labour Leaders shall not perform strikes or push or vote for reform. They will also not push or vote for counter reform. No Demagogue shall not push or vote for social reform or political reform. They will also not vote or push for counter reform.

3. During the Revolution, a Revolutionary Council shall be established. The Council be comprised of all the signers of this agreement. The Council shall take care of Revolutionary affairs and the transition period to a Republic. The Council shall be headed by a hastily elected President. The Council shall collectively create the new Constitution.

4. The Demagogues shall not harm the Labour Leaders during the Revolution or Reign of Terror. There must be at least one demagogue agitating every election cycle.

I hope that this agreement will lead to bigger things. If someone has a problem with the proposal, then they propose an amendment. If you fully agree with this proposal, the please sign below.

[X] - Antonio Bagnoli, Poltician
[X] - Giuseppe di Antico, Labour Leader
[X] – Nicola Isidoro Leone, Industrialist
[X] - Alessandro Vaccarello, Demagogue
[X] - Giuseppe Mazzini, Demagogue
[X] – Frederico del Idra, Politician
[X] - Frederico Morpugo, Demagogue
[X] - Frédéric Concordé, Industrialist
The Teacher explains how this document, drafted in 1846, would lay the foundation of the Revolution.

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((New Character))


Name: Rodrigo Santo Salvatici
Born: Turin on May 1827 (40)
Class: Politician
Bio:
Rodrigo was always very studious and devoutly religious. He hopes to use his years of studying to help spread Christian values across the world.


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((new party))

I Partito Papale
(The Papal Party)​

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Interventionism/Protectionism/Moralism/Anti-Military/Limited Citizenship​

The Papal Party hopes to promote the Christian values that we Italians must remember. We must not rush to reform and instead let God help guide us through these turbulent times. We hope to maintain stability and peace throughout the land. Christians are not warmongers, they are peacemakers. We must ensure that Traditional values be kept and that the peace be held. God loves all his children.

Founders:


Rodrigo Santo Salvatici ((Qwerty7))
Lord D. Mirabel ((Ab Ovo))

Members:

Stefano Bonaretti ((Andre Massena))
Don Marcantonio Borghese((Noco19))
 
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Name: Mehdi Jomaa

Born: 1834

Class: Demagogue

Mehdi bore witness to many things. He bore witness to his families death during the Sardinian War of Aggression. He bore witness to his friends deaths in the purging. He bore witness as his fellow countrymen were forced from their homes, jobs and livelihood. He bore witness to "The Roman Emperor" sailing towards Italy in all his decadent splendor. He saw all of this and he did not shed a single tear.

Mehdi Jomaa Does not claim to be a learned man, but he has learned something from the Italians, He now knows, actions speak louder then words.
 

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The Coalizione Democratica Rosso is an open party for all moderates, socialists and social democrats wishing to pursue moderate social reform and opening up the political system for all men of the Kingdom of Italy. We support the Monarchy, the Catholic Church, the Workers, Unions and Peoples of Italia. We believe that the economy must be regulated through the government at the behest and pleasure of His Majesty, to prevent the accumulation of wealth among a rich few, and we thus believe that the unions are a prime instrument to create social change within the Kingdom and further cause of equality as the Holy Catholic Church would have of us. Furthermore, we believe that all men of the Kingdom of Italy shall be considered equal in service to the King, and we thus support Citizenship for all denizens of the Kingdom of Italy. The CDR is a party open to all members who wish to share our goals, and our policies shall remain flexible depending on the current mood and opinions of the CDR.
In preparation for the coming election, we shall be holding a leadership convention. Though our policies of Full Citizenship and Protectionism shall remain, the policies of Interventionism, Pro-Military and Pluralism are up to change and the CDR shall accept whatever change come to it through this convention.
[HR][/HR]Notable Members
Signor Federico Claudio Leone
Signor Juan Pedro Ernesto de Chavarria
Signor Aldo Occhetto
Signor Giuliano Galanti
Signor Lorenzo Mopurgo
Signor Jan del Idra
Signor Alessandro Zecchini
 
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Signor Concorde

So good to hear from you. I had thought I was the only member of the Board to survive the recent cataclysm. I hope you don't mind but as the operator of the ledger and the most senior member of the board still extant to my then knowledge, I had been operating the factories in the absence of our poor colleagues who were swept up in that nasty Romanism.

I am presently finalising the updated books of account which I had almost completed before the recent blood letting. I will include the most recent information so that the Board may consider the opportunities which a united Italy offers to the IPMC.

Guiseppe Camilleri

((For the remaining IPMC members, I have the outstanding business to be included in the accounts as Leone's withdrawal of $900 to buy PP, purchasing a railway at $2,200, addition of Concorde and the leaving the partnership of Leone and Granelli by virtue of death. I have a suspicion there was a factory we may have upgraded but I am having difficulty finding that in all the recent debris so if anyone can help that would be appreciated. Also Societe Hermes requested a loan from us to clear its debts which I would be happy to talk about if it is still on the table. This may need confirmation from Societe Hermes that their proposal is still on the table.

Also just a reminder that some of us live in time zones other than Europe & the US. Making claims of being temp chairman whilst others are asleep IRL is not appreciated. That is why we have a 48 hour rule. (BTW I also voted on the revolution within the deadline as it existed when I went to bed only to wake to find it had changed).))
((Prive -I MPC))

Signor Camilleri

Ah, Happy to hear that you're alive and even more so that you've been keeping the our factories operating as best as possible. Hopefully we can eventually call a meeting and discuss business further.

Members:
Frédéric Concordé((King Cruel)) Present and accounted for
Carlo Ponzo((mrlifeless)) Present and accounted for
Guiseppe Camillerie((Davout)) Present and accounted for
Roberto Comaudi((Dish of fish)) Need Contact
Lucien Denis((RyanX)) Need Contact
Raymond S. Thiers((GK)) Missing
Nicola Leone((Nodscouterr)) Executed, Successor made it clear that they are not interested in our corporation, Nicola's son hopefully will join us in the future.
Ernesto Granelli((Somberg)) Executed, Successor made it clear that they are not interested in our corporation

-Signor Frédéric Concordé

((Let's put emphasis on temporary of temporary Chairman, I don't believe an election is needed for a temporary leader to step forward and try and organise things. seeing that Somburg and Nodscouter was changing classes and leaving the company I stepped forward to try and organise the corporation. roughly speaking with Mrlifeless we were going to gather together our remaining members, then hold an election for chairman lasting 2 days (or one for the size of this election) or until everyone has voted, then I was thinking about the accounting of our I MPC and then finally we could start considering expanding our corporation in the rest of Italy.))
 
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Name: Conte Alessandro Luciano Olivares, Conte di Siena
Date of Birth: August 28th, 1832
Place of Birth: Florence, Tuscany.
Education: Doctorate Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid
Class: Aristocrat

Bio: Alessandro was born the wealthy and prestigious Olivares family, descended from Spanish nobility and the Counts of Siena. He traveled abroad in Spain and France for much of his youth and attended one of the oldest universities in Madrid where he majored in physics and minored in theology. Most would describe him as liberal but he is very moderate and really only believes in stability and science. Besides that of course, he supported Vittorio Emanuelle's crowning as King, in fact voting in favor of it at the Congress of Firenze. He has now begun his public life and will attempt to gain political power and to establish a tradition of high level mathematics in Italy, hopefully grooming the new generation of scientists.
 
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Name: Lorenzo Mopurgo
Place of Birth: Genoa, Liguria, Piedmont-Sardinia
Date of Birth: April 19, 1832 (50)
Nationality: North Italian by birth, South Italian by adoption
Class: Demagogue

The eldest child of Frederico (1801-1864) and Letizia Mopurgo (1805-1877), Lorenzo spent his formative years as an apprentice of sorts, learning the art of printing and helping his father publish various illegal journals, the likes of which were considered slanderous by the government. Throughout his childhood, Lorenzo would find himself in and out of trouble with the local authorities for petty crimes, such as trespassing, petty theft, and vandalism, all actions that would aggravate his father, who did not like the unwanted attention being called to him by Lorenzo's actions. Nevertheless, Lorenzo inherited his father's appetite for reading and became interested in works of political philosophy and economics during his teenage years. However, due to his father's reputation as a radical and a closet republican, Lorenzo would be barred from receiving education at many institutions in Italy. So, in 1850, Frederico used the money he earned writing editorials for London newspapers to send Frederico to university in the United States.

However, Lorenzo had other ideas. At the age of 18 years old and unsupervised in a country an ocean away, Lorenzo quickly spent his father's money in frivolity. So, in need of cash, he started work the only way he knew how: by printing. In 1851, Lorenzo got a job working for a New York newspaper and became acquainted with the political issues of the United States, such as westward expansion, ongoing industrialization, and slavery. With the liberal streak that he had inherited from his father, Lorenzo (or Lawrence, as he was known in the United States) became well known for his scathing and oftentimes inflammatory articles against slaveholders and corruption. It was while reporting on the conditions of railroad workers in New Jersey that he met Molly O'Higgins (1833-????), an Irish Catholic immigrant and the daughter of the foreman. They quickly fell in love and were married in 1853, while Lorenzo was 21. It was through her that he first came upon a copy of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, a book that led him to identify as a socialist, not a liberal.

In 1862, he started writing for Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune and became a wartime writer in the War of the Rebellion, covering the quick successes of the Union Army of the Potomac under Robert E. Lee. It was during his experiences as a battlefield reporter that he became an avowed pacifist after seeing the horrible carnage of war, despite the rapid success of the Union forces. After his stint as a wartime correspondent, he became a foreign writer, constructing stories from the latest dispatches of the Albanian War. However, he was aghast when he started to receive confused reports about the situation in Piedmont-Sardinia, the country he had left more than a decade earlier. In a series of correspondences with his father, Lorenzo learned about the Roman Revolution that his father helped to declare. Lorenzo was, at first, overjoyed. At the start, it looked like democracy and liberty were to come to Italy. However, as time went on, and he learned of the excesses and carnage that his father had helped start, Lorenzo became disgusted. He cursed his father's alliance with the corrupt industrialists and bloodthirsty militarists, whom Lorenzo had come to despise. But, in the end, when Lorenzo learned of Frederico's summary execution along with the rest of the Revolutionary Council, Lorenzo vowed to return to Italy.

In 1867, following the liberalization of the laws after the failed Revolution, Lorenzo returned to his homeland with wife Molly (or Margarita) and one year old daughter Catherine (or Catarina) in tow. He vowed not to bring violent revolution, but to improve the lot of the people and of the worker in the new nation of Italy. Soon after his return to Italy, he decided to re-open the printing press that published the Amico del Popolo, a publication which had previously belonged to his father, before it ceased operation following the end of the aborted 1848 Revolution. Lorenzo's AdP, on the other hand, published articles critical of not only the aristocracy, but also the increasingly dominant capitalistic class, which Lorenzo viewed as equally evil. He would also become one of the earliest members of the Coalizione Democratica Rossa, a broad coalition party of liberals, socialists, reformists, and eventually, radicals.

However, in 1867 General Election, Lorenzo would break from party lines run as an independent socialist candidate in the southern Italian city of Napoli following the announcement of the electoral alliance between the CDR and the Partito Democratico, a liberal party that derived heavy support from the industrialists. While in Napoli, Lorenzo would become acutely sensitive to economic and developmental differences between the north and south of the new nation, and would become a major supporter of attempts at increased integration of the south. Following the overwhelming victory of the PD-CDR coalition in the 1867 election, Lorenzo would be offered a position as Minister of Regional Development by PM Alighieri. Against his better judgement, he accepted the Ministry and quickly set out to create a plan to help develop the rural parts of the nation by increasing literacy in the south, expanding railroads in rural areas, and promoting the development of technologies to increase farm surpluses. However, the 1867 Development Plan would be ignored in practically all of its essentials. Lorenzo would also become disgusted with the government following the Ponzo Scandal, in which then-Minister of Commerce Carlo Ponzo attempted to transfer multiple factories to himself, which, to Lorenzo, represented the inherent failure of laissez-fairest economics. The final nail in the coffin would be the failure of the implementation of pensions for veterans of the Italian War of Independence, after which Lorenzo resigned as Minister of Regional Development, just in time to second a motion of no confidence against the Alighieri government in Parliament.

During this time period, Lorenzo would become increasingly involved in the movements to reform the electorate, both through the reform of the voting system to proportional representation and the expansion of the franchise. In 1868, he would found the Unione Nazionale di Riforma with Jan del Idra, a lobby which campaigned for the expansion of the franchise to include all men over the age of thirty. The Unione would help push through the 1869 Reform Act, which provided universal suffrage, and defeat a re-introduced Constitutional Principles Act.

The reform of the electorate to universality would inspire Lorenzo to participate in the great Cartoon War during the 1870 campaign season. Political cartoons proved to be particularly effective in influencing newly-enfranchised voters to vote for the CDR, especially amongst urban workers. When the 1870 election ended in the fall of the PD from power and the surprising formation of the four-party alliance between the Tories, CDR, POI, and IPP, Lorenzo was appointed as Minister of Education under the new Uleri administration. Lorenzo would be ecstatic when he received the letter asking him to join the government, as he had a particular admiration for the populist conservatism of Cato Uleri and of his work in modernizing the city of Turin during his tenure as mayor. Mopurgo would be influenced by him, and believed that a replication of Uleri's construction projects in Napoli could be what would help integrate the south into the nation.

Meanwhile, however, Lorenzo and the rest of the Uleri government had to contend with the tumultuous years ahead of them, as the growing tensions and eventually war with the Papal States and France tore apart the cabinet, as both the Partito Operaio Italiano and I Partito Papale withdrew from the loosely-bound coalition government, causing snap elections. The 1872 general election would not be kind to the socialist cause, as both the CDR and POI lost many voters, primarily to I Conservatori, who promised economic responsibility and the conservation of traditions in an increasingly radical political climate. However, Lorenzo would switch party allegiances from the CDR to the POI in response to an unsuccessful bid for party leadership and out of protests to incumbent chairman Juan de Chavarria's policies, which Lorenzo and many other of the leftists in the CDR viewed as too conservative. Lorenzo's refusal to follow the party line would become a grudge match between Chavarria and Mopurgo, who would refuse to forgive each other for quite some time.

Also in 1872, Lorenzo would publish the Manifesto of the Lega Contro L'Imperialismo e L'Oppressione Coloniale, an organization devoted to stop and reversal of imperialist policies of the Italian government. While small in numbers, the organization remained vocal in its opposition to the current Tory government, headed by Achille del Pes, a former cavalry officer and completely incompetent politician. Over the next five years, Lorenzo would spend most of his time in Naples, managing the Amico del Popolo, which continually attacked Pes' financial incompetence, foreign policy gaffes, and heavy-handed colonial policies. He would also spend time speaking to Southern factory workers and farmers in speech tours, building up his reputation as both a man of the people and a man of the South, two qualities which would give him a large base of support in the South. He would also cultivate a friendship with the Count of Sicily, Donatello del Idra, which would ingratiate him with the local landowners of the region.


Going into the 1877 general election, Lorenzo would use his wide support to push Southern voters in favor of the POI at the polls, who would ascend to become the second largest party in the Chamber of Deputies, rising to 126 seats, just behind the Partito Democratico's 128.

Notable Writings and Publications

Vote Buying - The Latest Form of Corruption, published in the Amico del Popolo, 1867
Ministro dello Sviluppo Regionale - 1867 Development Report, 1867
The Threat of Neo-Traditionalism, published in the Amico del Popolo, 1867
Announcement of the Unione Nazionale di Riforma, published in the Amico del Popolo, 1868
Resignation as Minister of Regional Development, delivered to the Chamber of Deputies, 1869
Equality of Sacrifice?, published in the Amico del Popolo, 1870
Life under the Partito Democratico, published in the Amico del Popolo, 1870
Ministro dell'Educazione Nazionale - 1870 Technology Plan, 1870
The Case for Federalism, published in the Amico del Popolo, 1870
Manifesto of the Lega Contro L'Imperialismo e L'Oppressione Coloniale, 1872
Hopelessly Bound to the Stake, published in the Amico del Popolo, 1872
Pes' Financial Incompetence Wastes Bullets, Grinds Poor, published in the Amico del Popolo, 1877
Minimum Wage Act of 1877, introduced to the Chamber of Deputies, 1877
The Benefits of Socialism to the South, in reply to the Count of Sicily, 1877
In Defense of the POI, in response to Signor J. Chavarria, 1877
 
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Free Press Act (1865) ((Reform to Free Press))

The Freedom of the Press shall be preserved within the Kingdom of Italy. Except when wartime necessity should otherwise demand it, neither the government nor the national ministry shall form any office or committee of censorship, nor shall they deny any organization or publication the right to print on political grounds.

Publications that print overtly illegal or treasonous material shall be compelled to stop printing only with a valid order from the competent court or judiciary body.
National Railroad Monopoly Act (1865)

Preamble: To provide access to transportation, promote general prosperity, and provide for the defense of the Kingdom:

1. The Ferrovia Società Italiana (Italian Railroad Corporation) shall be created as a state-controlled corporation, with the sole right to build and own railroads in the Kingdom of Italy, excepting in Piemonte, Nice, Savoy, and Sardinia.

2. All railroads in Italy excepting those in Piemonte, Nice, Savoy, and Sardinia and hereby nationalized under the Ferrovia Società Italiana.

3. The Ferrovia Società Italiana will allow private and individuals access to the railroads at cost. ((Corporations will not have to pay for railroad usage in these regions.))

4. The national ministry is empowered to direct, invest in, and expand railway lines under the control of, the Ferrovia Società Italiana.
Representation Act (1866) ((Reform to Secret Ballots))

1. The Representation Act (1846) is hereby repealed.

2. Regions of Italy as defined by law shall be assigned a number of Deputies in the Chamber of Deputies in proportion to their population, with one representative assigned for every ten thousand working-age men. ((ie, for every 10k Vic2 population)) The total will be rounded down.

3. No region shall have fewer than one deputy, even if it should have less than ten thousand working-age men.

4. Complete censuses of Italy shall be taken every ten years and the representation of the regions updated as per the census.

5. Ballots in Italian elections shall be cast in secret, and the right to cast a secret ballot preserved.
Privatization Act (1866)
1. The Government and Economy Act is hereby repealed.

2. The national ministry shall have the power to sell or auction off state-owned industries seized prior to the year 1866, including state-owned corporations, railroads, and other commercial enterprises, at its own discretion, with terms of its own choosing. It shall not be obligated to do so.
 

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((Regions of Italy and their seating in the Parliament:


1. Helpful Map of modern-day regions of Italy

Campania - 119
Piemonte - 75
Lombardia - 67
Sicily - 61
Puglia - 57
Toscana - 39
Emilia - 28
Sardenga - 16
Savoie - 12
Provence (ie: Nice) - 4

Total: 478

EDIT: To recap regionalism rules, parties have to describe themselves as either regional or national. Regional parties start as competitive in 1 region, while national parties are competitive everywhere. Parties can either enter or withdraw from 1 region every declaration period, including this one.

If you (as a party) fail to state your regionalism, I will not let you run. However, I will probably make several efforts to determine your regionalism before I do this.))
 
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Name: Adolfo Donati
Born: March 18, 1822
Class: Militarist

Background: Rising Star: +15% Experience
Personality: Careful: -5% Speed

Background: Adolfo was born into a military family, and raised in a military fashion. His story is the same as most other militarists such as a Military Education, and a role as an officer. He joined the military at a pivotal moment in Sardinia-Piedmont history. He was sent to Tunisia, where he fought among other notable militarists like General Gonzaga in taking the first colony of the Italians. He would be later assigned under the command of Governor Lucius Balboa, the then Governor of Carthage. During his time in Tunisia, he ascended the ranks, eventually becoming a Major in the Tunisian Foreign Corps. He would clean up the Tunisian Massacre, and eventually would learn the native Arabic Tongue, allowing him to communicate more efficiently with his foreign officers.

In 1863, Lucius Balboa declared himself Emperor, sparking a wave of revolution across the kingdom. At that time, Adolfo was re-stationed in Sinai, the only colony that did not side with either the Absolutists, or the Romans. While in Sinai, Adolfo managed to efficiently organize a group of Arabic soldiers, and over the course of a week, led them via ship to Tunisia. There he received more native men who wanted to take out the Romans more then anything. Adolfo made sure that his men did not try to liberate Tunisia and make a whole new nation. Any Nationalistic ideals in his Corp would lead to execution. His "Arabic Corp", pushed through the Tunisian desert, and captured Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, and the main holding of the Emperor Balboa. His victory would allow the Kingdom of Italy to secure Tunisia, and would get him promoted to Colonel.
 
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((BTW IPMC people pm your finances I've lost track with the revolution and shit.))
 

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Name: Barretto Marinici
Born: July 8th, 1836
Class: Politician
LoB: Naples

Background: Barretto was born to a minor family of landowners in the Two Sicilies. He was a moderately important member of society before unification, but moved his family north to Turin to join the political culture growing there. His political aspirations are unknown.
 

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Name: Alessandro Cuomo
Date of Birth: January 21st, 1830
Place of Birth: Genoa, Liguria, Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont
Class: Labor Leader

Son of one of the few Sardinians to attend the Honolulu Conference, Alessandro dedicated his life to the labor movement. A committed socialist and the late Luigi del Fungi's trusted lieutenant, Cuomo inherited the leadership of the del Fungi unions after his boss's untimely passing. Impressed by his boss's dedication to the Roman cause, Alessandro harbors dreams of once again resurrecting the dream of a united Rome comprising all Italian lands, a true Roman Republic. He supports the POI.
 
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During one of his post-Risorgimento visits to the Central and Southern Italy, dom Contravarius met Rodrigo Santo Salvatici, a politician from up North. It was probably during that time that Salvatici first started considering the creation of a truly pro-Papist party and Baron dom Contravarius, for one reason or another, urged him to go through with the plan, pledging him the support of the (still quite powerful and reputable) dynastic cells of House Contravarius down in South. Months later dom Contravarius reestablished contact with Salvatici, immediately expressing his desire to join the party ranks to help the Papist cause, also adding a few careful suggestions about where such a party would find most local support according to the info given by the local branches of the House Contravarius.
According to several biographers the tone of his letters had changed considerably from pre-Risorgimento years - dom Contravarius was notably polite, humble, almost imploring in every sentence, often bringing up topics like self-sacrifice and piety.


((Regions of Campania or Toscana would, in my humble opinion, make the most sense, as they are closest provinces to the lands of the Holy See. That is, unless there's like a pile of other parties trying to establish themselves there aswell. Just a suggestion.))
 
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