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Corsican's are Italians... why are we part of France

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Re: Corsican's are Italians... why are we part of France

Colonel Hector Andres Negroni (View posts)
Posted: 17 Jan 2005 5:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
In order to answer your question you need to understand Corsican, Italian, and French history. Until 1861, Italy was a series of independent republics. From the middle of the 15th centurty until 1768, Corsica was controlled by Genoa (actually, it was the property of the Bank of St. Giorgio!). Genoa exerted a very repressive government of Corsica and, as a result, there is no great love between Corsica and the Italians. As a matter of fact, during WWII, Italy tried to occupy Corsica unsuccessfully. In 1768, Genoa ceded Corsica to France in order to pay the debts it had with the Bank of St. Giorgio. When the French defeated the Corsican troops in 1769, for all intent and purposes Corsican resistance stopped. However, even today, most Corsicans favor a great deal of autonomy. If you visit Corsica you will see a resurgence of Corsican pride, music, art, literature, and language.

Corsica has a fascinating and tragic history. Read it!

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Greg 15 Jan 2005 4:31AM GMT 
Colonel Hector Andres Negroni 17 Jan 2005 12:20PM GMT 
Greg 18 Jan 2005 7:27AM GMT 
Greg 18 Jan 2005 7:29AM GMT 
María F. Vallecillo 19 Mar 2005 6:23PM GMT 
Colonel Hector Andres Negroni 19 Mar 2005 8:07PM GMT 
Greg 19 Mar 2005 8:28PM GMT 
Colonel Hector Andres Negroni 23 Mar 2005 11:50PM GMT 
boyerandrosar... 28 Mar 2013 9:55PM GMT 
CarlosMF 18 Jan 2008 4:37PM GMT 
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