Anna Katharina Pieper M.A.
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Did the imperial context make a gradual rapprochement between liberalism and political Catholicism possible, several years before it could be achieved on a national level?
By the end of the 19th century, the young Kingdom of Italy struggled both for a place among the long established colonial powers and for recognition on a national level. The Roman Question was still unresolved. Consequently, a strong Catholic milieu had emerged whose supporters advanced very diverse views on the newly founded state and its expansionism.