“Corsican people forgets oppression more easily than contempt. It costs him less to admit defeat than it does to be deceived.
This fear makes him cautious and defiant. He never forgives the one who tried to make him look like a fool or a coward.”
In 1730, the Corsicans proclaimed their independence. The powerful and prestigious Republic of Genoa, the Serenissima, is challenged by a people of shepherds led by notables. And this is where Pascal Paoli’s story begins, with his promise not to abandon the values that were those of Corsica. In a few years, the new figures of island political life have managed to form a very important political network.