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and activist for the unification of Italy
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. His efforts helped bring about the independent and unified Italy in place of the several separate states, many dominated by foreign powers, that existed until the 19th century. He also helped define the modern European movement for popular democracy in a republican state
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Mazzini was born in Genoa
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, then part of the Ligurian Republic
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, under the rule of the French Empire
First French Empire
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