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Who was Count Camillo de Cavour? Mention his contributions.

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Count Camillo de Cavour was also known as Cavour, was the Chief Minister of Italy. He was not a democrat or a revolutionary but an Italian statesman who actively participated in Italian unification. He spoke French better than Italian. His contributions were:

• He was one of the individuals who fought for the unification of Italy. He took the initiative to unify the regions of Italy by inspiring people through his ideas.

• He introduced several economic reforms in his native place in Piedmont and Risorgimento was the political newspaper started by him.

• In 1859, Sardinia Piedmont successfully defeated the Austrian forces. This was possible because Count Camillo de Cavour formed the diplomatic alliance.

• With his diplomacy, he successfully made Piedmont a new great power in Europe.

• He practiced such policies which were adopted during post-Italy unification.

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