The end of the Revolutions of 1830

The end of the Revolutions of 1830

The passage of time ended up affecting the Revolutions of 1830, which lost force of action. However, the movement eventually reached Britain. It was not really an uprising as such, but rather a consecration of a liberal policy that had been applied in the Anglo-Saxon country since the middle of a quarter century.

The 1920s It was a great decade for the British liberals, who got several of their demands met by George IV, who reigned from 1820 to 1830. The reforms that the monarch had carried out were continued by his successor, William IV. The Parisian uprising caused the English to implement the liberal reform program they had planned more quickly.

In 1832 they promulgated the first electoral reform law, which was followed by a political balance between reformist Tories, such as R. Peel, and moderate Whigs, such as Lord Russell and Lord Derby, and the abolition of economic protectionism, giving way to free trade. In addition, Queen Victoria began her reign a few years later (1837) and the democratic and labor movement, which would end up rising in 1838, began to take shape.

This was the last country where the revolutionary wave of 1830. The uprisings left Europe divided into two blocks: a liberal one, formed by France, Great Britain, Spain, Portugal and Belgium; and another absolutist, made up of Austria, Russia and Prussia, who exercised their influence over the peoples of Central and Eastern Europe. The nationalist aspirations from several countries, such as Poland, Germany and Italy, remained alive, as well as the desire to have a liberal government, so all these tensions would end up jumping again in 1848.

Although the revolutions of 1830 they covered many countries, the truth is that they were not able to alter the general order of Europe. What they did show were the first steps towards future alliances, where France and Great Britain would stand up against Prussia, Austria and Russia.

The Restoration it was cracking. They lost two countries that had been configured according to the rulings of the Congress of Vienna: France and Belgium. The absolutists watched the uprising of three completely powerless "illegitimate monarchs”: Otto in Greece, Leopoldo in Belgium Y Louis Philippe in France. People were already tired of the absolutism that led nowhere and that caused them pain and injustice, especially those of the middle and lower classes. These nationalist, liberal and social demands would last until the new and definitive revolutionary wave of 1848.

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