The unification of the states of Italy and Germany was primarily driven according to how each statesman, Cavour and Bismarck respectively, handled the situation in their own countries. Generally, the two leaders implement the process of diverting their attentions on how to eject intruding forces out of the territorial states by starting a plot which will cause very common philosophical perspective, to drive away external forces.
Cavour was able to ignite the war with the Austrians which lead to the total acquisition of territories for Italy. This started the unification process for the country since many forces of the states share the same sentiments (Arcaini, 2005). On the other hand, Bismarck of Germany also initiated a conflict in order to unify the outlying forces within the central German influence. Although indirectly, he created a small conspiracy by attracting an individual to accept a royal position in Spain in order to start the Franco-Prussian war.
The combinations of forces lead to the unification of different German states. Between the two, Germany could be a potential effective European leader. This can be attributed due to its centralized extent of influence within its boundaries both geographically and politically. Unlike the Italian state, it is also situated in a way where easier strategic location is a big factor, an advantage to relay information to other European countries.
Another factor which provides a greater advantage of Germany over Italy is that they showed a mightier force in terms of capturing other governments. When the war between France and the Northern states of Germany was over, Paris was captured considered to be the French center of government.
References Arcaini. 2005. The Italian Unification. Arcaini. Retrieved November 17, 2007 from http://www. arcaini. com/ITALY/ItalyHistory/ItalianUnification. htm.