Why Did The 1848 Revolutions Fail

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The 1848 revolutions truly failed because of many different reasons. The countries that were involved were France, Italy, Russia, Britain, and German states such as Prussia and Austria. These seven European nations were swept by a series of simultaneous revolutions. These revolutions failed and later conservatives regained power. Although Britain and Prussia were a part of the revolutions they never experienced the riots and violent physical rebellions. The revolutions of 1848 represent the end of the age of Metternich. The revolutions of 1848 truly failed because the several nations France, Italy, Britain, Prussia and Austria all had groups such as Liberals, Nationalists, radicals, democrats, and socialists come together within to oppose the…show more content…
These groups never worked together well, which caused disputed within the revaloutionary actions. Liberals wanted to limit church influence and state power. They wanted wanted a republic government, a government without monarchy and economic freedom and civil liberties. Nationalists wanted national unity based on a common language, culture, religion and shared history. Radicals can be divided into two groups, Democrats and Socialists. Democrats wanted universal male suffrage. This group was not very compatible with liberals mainly because liberals wanted to expand. Socialists wanted worker ownership in means of production, they wanted re-distribution of their wealth. They also want higher taxes to pay for their “programs”. Because of all these different groups there are different views on what is the best way to rule, conflicting philosophies. This is the main cause for the failure of the revolutions of 1848. In all societies there are conservatives, moderates, and radicals. The government bases their “party” off of the moderate’s votes. For example, if the moderates vote more for the radicals “party” and the radicals get too radical they will lean more towards the conservative
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