The 1830s were years of great economic hardship in Europe. Explain how?


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  • There was enormous increase in population all over Europe. In most countries there were more seekers of jobs than employment.
  • Population from rural areas migrated to the cities to live in overcrowded slums.
  • Small producers in towns were often faced with stiff competition from imports of cheap machine-made goods from England.
  • In those regions of Europe where the aristocracy still enjoyed power, peasants struggled under the burden of feudal dues and obligations.
  • The rise of food prices or a year of bad harvest led to widespread pauperism in town and country.