1848-9 Revolutions (first few)

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Why did the revolutions start in Sicily?
An outbreak of Cholera plus the fact King Ferdinand II promised a better life for Sicilians - introduced reforms but retracted them caused depression and resentment
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What was another reason for Sicily beginning a revolution?
The Sicilians were desperate to become independent from Naples which was initiated in 1815 following the Vienna Settlement
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What happened during the Sicily revolts?
Clashes with the government errupted when there was a handing out of weapons in Palermo. Revolutionaires managed to take over the city demanding a constitution. A provisional gov. set up. Parliament elected declaring independence from Naples finally
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How did the revolution in Naples begin?
The revolution from Sicily had spread onto the mainland
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What happened at this time?
A large revolution was organised where revolutionaries demanded a constitution. Ferdinand agreed: freed press censorship, nation guard formed
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Why did both fail?
Fighting began over land ownership and Ferdinand's troops were sucessful. Government sent troops to Sicily to reclaim the country, defeat Sicilians & forced with Naples. Once all was composed, Ferdinand retracted all earlier promises.
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What happened in the Central Duchies?
Disturbances broke out all across Italy in 1848 following those in the South
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What was the result of the situation in Tuscany, Piedmont and Papal States by the leaders?
They each granted a constitution
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What happened in Modena and Parma?
The leaders were forced to flee their lives due to the revolutions
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What were the circumstances in Lombardy?
In Milan there was a Tobacco boycott (which was an Austrian state monopoly). If civillians spotted an Austrian soldier smoking, they would attack them. Eventually leading to a full-scale revolution. Known as the 'Five Days' 17th March - 22nd
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Why did General Radetzky leave Milan? (He was commander-in-chief of Austrian army)
He decided to leave not because of the recent revolution in Lombardy but a revolt broke out in Vienna plus Metternich resigned from his position
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What now happened in Lombardy?
A provisional government was set up, the revolutionaries prepared to continue fighting Austria. Asked Piedmont's Charles Albert to assist with war. He agreed and declared war on Austria.
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