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Revolutions Of Early Europe

            From the year 1830 to 1848, different areas of Europe were undergoing an important revolution. Some were successful and the revolters got what they wanted, while others were not. All of them, however, were significant. For France, the revolution of 1830 caused Charles X to abdicate and the radicals of France set up a republic. In 1848, during the second revolution of France, Louis Philippe abdicated and France's radicals, liberals, and social leaders created the Second Republic. Later however, the upper-class had again taken control. .
             Other successful revolutions included Belgium. In 1830, Belgium defeated the Dutch and became an independent state with its own liberal constitution. This revolution was probably so triumphant because Austria, Russia, and Prussia were too busy to support the Dutch. Another area where revolution was victorious was in the Austrian Empire during 1848. Students and workers revolted against Metternich, a powerful military leader at the time. As time went on, more and more people joined the student's side and Metternich fled. The Austrian emperor promised for reforms.
             Some of significant revolutions were not as successful, however. For example, in 1830, the Polish were yearning for freedom from their many leaders. However since Poland was control by Russia, Austria, and Prussia, there was no way that they could defeat each of the powerful areas. Another failing revolution was in Italy in 1848 when the nationalist demanded liberal reforms. They did different to get their point across, even kicked the pope out. However, The Austrian Troops stopped the revolution before it could be successful and the pope came back to Italy.

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