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Revolutions of 1848

  • Why did Revolutions take place in 1848 on the continent?

    • Unresolved Political Rights

    • Agricultural Conditions

    • Industrialization

    • Nationalism

    • Role of the Domino Effect

  • Why Revolution doesn’t take place in Britain?

    • Workers’ Chartism of the 1830s and 1840s

    • Failure of Workers’ Charter vs. victory of middle classes by 1846

  • Goals of the revolution

  • Why did revolutions fail?


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Revolutions of 1848

  • Why Revolutions in 1848?

  • Why did this not happen in Britain?

  • What were the goals?

  • Why did the majority of revolutions fail?

  • What lasting impact did revolutions have on Europe?


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Why did Revolutions take place in 1848?

  • Unresolved political rights

  • Agricultural conditions

  • Industrialization

  • Nationalism

  • Role of the domino effect

Illustrated London News (20 Feb 1847)


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Why violent revolution doesn’t take place in Britain

  • Chartism (1830s & 1840s)

  • Working-class radicals

  • Change from within the political system

  • Six points of the Charter

    • Universal manhood suffrage

    • Equal electoral districts

    • No property qualification for MPs

    • Payment for MPs

    • Annual parliaments

    • Secret ballot

  • Presentation of Charter three times (1839, 1842, 1848)

  • Ultimate failure of the Charter

    • Internal Divisions

    • Role of Government to stamp out Chartist Factions


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Last Great Chartist Demonstration, Kennington Common, London (1848)


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Goals of the Revolution in France, 1848

Goals of the revolution differed depending on your class:

Bourgeois liberal goals:

Constitutional representative governments

Limited democracy

Limited state interference

Nationalism

Working-class radical republican goals:

Constitutional representative governments

Universal male suffrage

Activist state

Nationalism


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From Restoration to Revolution

  • Louis XVIII (1815-1824) the Constitutional Charter

  • Charles X (1824-1830) attempts at Grandeur

    • July 1830: July Ordinances

  • 1830 Revolution and the July Monarchy

  • Louis Philippe: the “Bourgeois King” (1830-1848)

Louis XVIII (1814-1824)


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Eugene Delacroix, “Liberty Leading the People” (1830)

Temporary alliances between middle and laboring classes fade with victory of Louis Philippe


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Reign of Louis-Philippe (1830-1848)

  • July Monarchy

  • “Bourgeois” king

  • Reforms:

    • Adopted the Tricolor flag of the revolution

    • Abolished censorship

    • Worked with the parliament

    • Electoral Reform

  • Louis-Philippe’s reforms helped mainly the upper middle classes (wealthy industrialists & financiers).


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Industrialization took off during the reign of Louis-Philippe.

Louis-Philippe did little to help the plight of workers.

Lyon Uprisings (1831 & 1834)

Louis-Philippe became increasingly reluctant to grant democratic reforms.

Frustration finally erupted in February 1848 when a cross-class alliance overthrew Louis-Philippe

Reign of Louis-Philippe (1830-1848)


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On 22 February, a grand political banquet was planned in Paris.

Louis-Philippe banned this banquet.

Barricades went up.

Louis-Philippe called out the National Guard.

Without the support of the National Guard, Louis-Philippe was backed into a corner and began to make concessions.

Provisional Government established.

Led by a group of moderate & radical republicans.

Immediate Goals:

Elections for a Constituent Assembly by universal manhood suffrage.

New constitution (Republic)

Abolished slavery

Abolished the death penalty

Established the 10-hour workday

February Revolution in France


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The Course of the 1848 Revolution:

January: Palermo

(Italy)

February: Paris

March: Berlin,

Munich,

Vienna,

Venice,

Milan,

Cracow

In Austria

Kaiser Franz Joseph

1849: Revolt in Hungary suppressed with Russian help


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Metternich forced to flee in March 1848


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Revolutions in Europe

  • Austria:

    • Meternich flees the revolution

      • Ferdinand deposed, choice of his nephew Franz Joseph II (1848-1916)

    • Hungarian revolt suppressed with Russian help

      • Nicholas I, “the policeman of Europe.”

  • Germany:

    • Unification of German States

      • Large Germany (Grossdeutsch), or Little Germany (Kleindeutsch)

        Frankfort Parliament offers imperial crown to Prussian king

  • Italy: Revolts in Naples, Papal States, Tuscany, Venice

    • Goal: Unification under the House of Savoy

    • Austrians reassert control in Tuscany & Venetia


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Revolutionaries in city of Wartburg 1848


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Split among Revolutionaries

  • Spring 1848 -- a split developed between Moderate Republicans & radical groups (Left Republicans & Socialists).

  • 23 April 1848 – Elections to the National Assembly. Moderate Republicans were victorious.

  • 15 May 1848 – People of Paris stormed the National Assembly.

  • May 1848 – Marked the end of the truly revolutionary period of the Revolution.

  • The new revolutionary government tried to alleviate unemployment through a government-sponsored works program (National Workshops).

  • Issue of the Workshops was the lightening rod that divided the revolutionaries.

  • June Days (23-26 June 1848)

  • To many Europeans, June Days marked an important departure in revolutionary politics. Now the new struggle: bourgeoisie vs. the working classes.

    Karl Marx: “Only after baptism in the blood of the June insurgents did the tricolor become the flag of the European revolution—the red flag.”


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June Days marked a victory for the Moderate Republicans.

Each month grew more conservative.

4 Nov. 1848 – Second French Republic proclaimed

10 December 1848 – Presidential Elections held. Nephew of Napoléon Bonaparte, Louis-Napoléon, won.

His greatest support came from the peasantry.

March 1850 – Falloux Law

2 December 1851 – Louis-Napoléon’s coup d’état

2 December 1852 – Louis-Napoléon assumed the title of Emperor Napoléon III

Conservative order had been re-established.

After the June Days in France


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Revolution in Berlin (Prussia)

  • 3 March 1848 – Revolution broke out in the Rhineland

  • 15 March 1848 -- Revolutionaries revolted in Berlin, demanding liberal democratic reforms.

  • King of Prussia (Frederick William IV) made concessions to the revolutionaries.

  • Soon afterwards, the other leaders of German states also gave their support for liberal democratic & nationalist reforms.

  • Believing that the kings & princes were committed to a united Germany, bourgeois liberal leaders began to meet in Frankfurt to write a new constitution for a united Germany. (Frankfurt Parliament)

    • Supported liberal democracy

    • Little Germany or Large Germany?

    • Supported a constitutional monarchy (under the leadership of the King of Prussia) & a united Germany without Austria.


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Police Breaking Up a Demonstration, Berlin, 1848


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Revolution in the Austrian (Hapbsurg) Empire

  • While many revolutionaries advocated liberalism, most were nationalists.

  • Calls for liberal democracy centered in Vienna

  • 12 March 1848, Revolution broke out in Vienna

  • Nationalist Revolutions

  • Czechs, Hungarians, & Italians, in particular, rejected the dominance of a foreign, German-speaking, ruler.


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Hungarian (Magyar) & Czech Revolutions

  • Most powerful of the minorities & the most successful of the revolutionaries.

  • Louis (Lajos) Kossuth (1802-1894)

  • 3 March 1848 – Revolution broke out in Budapest

  • Frightened Metternich, who quickly agreed to allow the Hungarians to establish a liberal democratic parliament.

  • March Laws: Representation, freedom of the press, religious freedom, equal justice before the law, taxation of the nobility.

  • May 1848 – Czechs revolted, demanding political autonomy similar to what the Hungarians had received.


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Seeing what was happening throughout Europe, the Austrian Emperor (Ferdinand I) began to grant liberal concessions.

March 1848 – King dismissed Metternich

25 April 1848 – King agreed to a constitutional monarchy

Granted Universal manhood suffrage

Emancipated the serfs

15 May 1848 – Another wave of demonstrations broke out in Vienna

May 17 1848 – Emperor fled to Innsbruck (Austria)

Beginning in the summer of 1848, Austria reasserted her dominance over the revolutionaries.

June 1848 – Emperor’s army crushed the Czech revolution

October 1848 – Emperor crushed the revolt in Vienna.

September 1848 1848 – Emperor sent troops into Hungary to suppress the revolution.

December 1948 – Emperor abdicated in favor of his nephew (Francis Joseph I) who was determined to suppress these revolutions.

March 1849 – Austrian forces conquered Hungary & imposed military rule.

June 1849 – Austrian joins with Prussia to crush revolutions in the Rhineland, Saxony, & Bavaria.

Retreat of the Hapsburg Empire


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Fighting at the Tosa Gate, 1848

Note green, white and red flag

Flag of Cisalpine republic of Napoleonic Period

Milan, 1848


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January & February 1848 – Revolts erupted in Naples & Turin

March 1848 – GuerraSanta (Holy War)

22 March 1848 – Revolution broke out & Venetian Republic was established.

Came under the leadership of Garibaldi

March 1848 – Papal States were given a constitution

February 1849 – Roman Republic proclaimed under the leadership of Mazzini.

Goals: Liberalism & National Unification

Led by Charles Albert (King of Piedmont-Sardinia)

23 March 1848 – Piedmont-Sardina declared war on Austria

New Republics: Venice, Tuscany, & Rome

June 1848 – Austrians defeated Piedmont-Sardinia. Austrians re-established control over Lombardy & Venetia, destroying the republics.

Revolution in Italy


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Why do the Revolutions Fail?

  • Problem of Idealism among Revolutionaries

  • Military Power

  • Weak Alliances

The Suppression of the 1848 Revolutions


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Lasting Significance of 1848

  • While there was a lasting challenge of liberal and radical programs

  • Persistence of old regime

  • “Democracy” and 2nd Republic in France under Louis Napoleon, president (1848-1852) then Emperor Napoleon III (1852-1870)

  • “Representative” government (Landtag) in Prussia

  • Emigration of 1848’ers to United States

  • Eventual conservative cooption of liberal and radical platforms


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