AP European History- DBQ Essay
In 1848, continuous revolutions occurred throughout the continent of Europe. In reactions to the revolutions some Europeans thought that the revolutions were great, successful, and an accomplishment for the people because they have gotten what they wanted. While other Europeans reacted to these revolutions as a disturbance in society and some revolutions had gone too far, and even loathed the idea of revolts. Revolutions of 1848 were the measures that the people believe they had to take in order to achieve what they wanted. The people had nothing to lose but the bondages that held them back from earning that prize of freedom (#1). When the revolutions were successful, the people rejoiced and were once again united. Even students were excited to hear that there will be a new republic. The people were happy to know that there was a new form of government, new order and authority, and did not have to worry about another forming of a monarchy. Finally the people could share the symbols of equality, liberty, and fraternity. (# 3, 6, and 9) Revolutionary ideas had spread rapidly and in many towns there were at least two or more people like Robespierre encouraging rebellious ideas.(#4) Some of these revolutions were not even worth it because so many people had suffered and many were killed. (#2) The insurrections in June of Paris were not about the changing of a form of government, but to merely alter the order of society. However the situation began to spin out of control and the matter came to a point where the French army had to defeat the rebels or be destroyed by them. (# 7) The people of Germany had always wanted independence and envied the freedom of the states of North America. There were many revolts within Germany and then there was the formation of the Frankfurt Assembly. The Frankfurt Assembly had offered Frederick William IV of Prussia a crown, in...
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