What caused and failed the 1848 revolutions?

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  • Created on: 08-11-13 10:46

CAUSE: long & short term as well as individual states

  • a new liberal Pope gave people hope
  • there was a harvest fail in 1846-7, resulting in high food prices without the wages to meet = starving peasants
  • Sicily wanted independence from naples
  • central duchies wanted Austria out, for example in Austrian-controlled Lombardy, Milan, there was a tobacco boycott, if any Austrian soldiers were caught with tobacco, people would attack them and eventually these attacks led to full scale revolution
  • in Naples, their revolution was partly affected by Sicily's, a large demonstration wanted a constitution, King Ferdinand agreed and granted a national guard and free press censorship
  • resentment from the Vienna Settlement was still lingering around, people still remembered life under Napoleonic rule and they just…


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