After suffering under French occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, many peoples protested the return of old Kings or Emperors that ruled from far away, and nationalistic refrains echoed in the streets.  The Kingdom of Sardinia is famous for fighting the Austrian Empire, and numerous smaller powers, reuniting one of Europe’s most powerful realms for the first time in centuries.  Of course, most people do not know that name.  You see, Sardinia is now called Italy.