Originally Posted by Marsel
That was a wonderful summary, MAfan.
The King's decision to leave was a courageous and thoughtful one; only a Monarch, who truly cares for his people would prefer an exile to a possible civil war.
I may not think very highly of Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, but Emanuele Filiberto is a charming man and would make a delightful King. Somehow, I am sure that some time in future, the Monarchy in Italy will be reinstated.
Italy would be much stronger and more unified with a Monarchy taking care of business!!