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History - La guerre d'indépendance

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This revolution is complicated on one hand turned towards the Renaissance of the past structures by new ideas which enlighten the century.

For several dozen years the young Corsicans studied in Italian universities at Pisa, Florence, Bologna and Rome. The youth return to the island decided to get from Genoa the place that they believe, they deserve.
They hope to govern Corsica themselves but firmly still with the government. But left aside from the organisation of the country businesses many finish by choosing to emigrate.

The revolution started in 1730 by a public uprising against a new tax Genoa is in complex devolution politically, its weak in its military forces. The raids unarm and destroy the Genoese order little by little. They order the uprising and declare the generals of the Corsican nation.

The revolution has began, it will drive Corsica to its independence, which will be declared in 1745 while the nationalistic consultancy met in Corte. The Corsicans created the base of a new constitutional text assuring Corsica a sovereign state.

The 17 of April 1736 Theodore of Neuhoff, German Baron a real opportunist landed in Corsica and made himself the proclaimed King, being such a good speaker he promised all but did nothing. He died in London a few years later crippled with debts.

In November 1737 by the Fontainebleau treaty France helped the Genoese republic to reclaim Corsica. The Conte of Boissieux was sent to the island with the mission to re-establish peace and create friendly links with the Corsicans to prepare and eventual move there ; but many battles marched the French presence. The Genoese weren't happy and asked the French army to evacuate Corsica in February 1753.