Describe the impact of ‘ The Revolution of the Liberalism’ pf 1848 in Europe.
- PARALLEL to the revolts of the poor, unemployed and starving peasants and workers in many European countries in the year 1848, a revolution led by the educated middle class was underway.
- In other parts of Europe, where independent nation-states did not yet exist, men and women of the liberal middle classes combined their demands for constitutionalism with national unification.
- They took advantage of growing popular unrest to push their demands for the creation of a nation-state on parliamentary principles.
- In the German regions, a large number of political associations came together in the city ofjj’rankfurt and decided to vote for an all German National Assembly.
- On 18th May, 1848 elected representatives marched in a festive procession to take their place in the Frankfurt Parliament.
- They drafted a constitution for a German nation to be headed by a monarchy subject to a parliament.