Revolutions (general)

The mid-1840s were a rotten time. 

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In the years after the Napoleonic conquest, the dream of Italian liberation and unification took root. 

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In the years after the Napoleonic conquest, the dream of Italian liberation and unification took root. 

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It may not be Holy or Roman anymore, but it was still an Empire...

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The long road to Germany has begun. 

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The foundations of the July Monarchy were thin and shallow. 

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In January 1848 Europe was sleeping on a volcano. 

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In June 1832 a bunch of radical republicans spontaneously broke out in song. 

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In 1820 the Good Cousins staged a revolution in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. 

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After the fall of Napoleon, Austrian Foreign Minister Metternich attempted to orchestrate a new conservative order in Europe. 

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In 1830, the Belgians said we don't want to be a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands anymore.

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What the heck did the rest of France think about the July Revolution?

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King Charles X should have never signed the Four Ordinances. You know. In hindsight. 

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Time to get this piece on the board. 

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On Wed July 28, 1830 the people of Paris proved that piles of rubble were the key to urban revolution. 

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On Monday July 26, 1830 the Four Ordinances were published. On Tuesday July 27 the July Revolution began. 

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In early 1830 King Charles X tried to beat back the liberal opposition. Instead they came back stronger than ever. 

 

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After ascending to the throne in 1824 Charles X wanted to impose his ultra-royalism on France, but his annoying subjects kept resisting.

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After the fall of Napoleon, the Bourbon monarchy was restored. 

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In 1830, both Simon Bolivar and Gran Colombia died. 

 

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On Sept 25, 1828 Simón Bolívar went out the window.

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At the end of 1826 Simon Bolivar returned to Colombia to deal with the revolt of Jose Antonio Paez. 

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In 1825 Upper Peru became the independent nation of Bolivia. 

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Wherein Gen. Sucre wins a very Bolivarian battle.

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Simòn Bolívar and Jose de San Martin met for the first and only time in July 1822 

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In 1822, Antonio Jose Sucre and Simon Bolivar liberated Quito and made Gran Colombia whole. 

 

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Lord Thomas Cochrane turned out to be the key to Peru. 

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José de San Martín gets zonked on opium and marches through the Andes. 

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On June 24, 1821 the Battle of Carabobo secured permanent independence for Venezuela. 

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Do not buy land in Poyais. 

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In 1820 a mutiny in Cádiz changed the course of Spanish American history. 

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In July 1819 Bolívar led a legendary march into the mountains to liberate New Granada once and for all. 

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In January 1818 Simón Bolívar met José Antonio Páez. The War of Venezuelan Independence would never be the same. 

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With an assist from the Republic of Haiti, Simon Bolivar launched a new expedition to Venezuela in 1816.

 

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Enter José de San Martín and Bernardo O'Higgins. 

 

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The restoration of King Ferdinand VII spelled big trouble for Spanish American Independence. 

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In 1814 Simón Bolívar met the Legions of Hell. It wasn't pretty. 

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Simón Bolívar left Venezuela in 1812. He came back in 1813. 

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Things did not go well for the First Venezuelan Republic. 

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in 1810 Simón Bolívar brought Francisco de Miranda home. 

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Further unrest plagued Spanish America in 1809 as the situation deteriorated back in Spain. 

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In May 1808 Napoleon deposed the Spanish Monarchy.

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1n 1806, two invasions of South America tested the waters of independence. Also, Bolívar swears to liberate his country or die trying. 

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Enter Bolívar. 

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After the Seven Years War the Spanish American Empire was hit with an array of revolts. Also six degrees of Francisco de Miranda. 

 

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After the Bourbons came to power they reformed the Spanish Empire and along the way created the Viceroyalty of New Granada. 

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After Columbus "discovered" America the Spanish built up an empire upon which the sun never set. 

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1806-Present. Enjoy.

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After declaring independence, Jean-Jacques Dessalines ordered the extermination of the white French. 

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Done at the headquarters of Gonaives, the first day of January 1804, the first year of independence.

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The new nation of Haiti was born on New Years Day 1804.

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In the summer of 1802 the worst Yellow Fever epidemic on record hit Saint-Domingue--making it very difficult to re-impose slavery. 

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With the massive expedition he assembled, Bonaparte reckoned it would take three months to retake Saint-Domingue.

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In 1801 Toussaint Louverture annexed Santo Domingo and promulgated a new constitution without permission from France. First Consul Bonaparte was not amused. 

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From 1799-1800 Toussaint Louverture and Andre Rigaud fought a civil war for control of Saint-Domingue. 

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Toussaint Louverture began to craft an independent foreign policy for Saint-Domingue in 1798.

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In 1797, Touissant used the conservative victory in the elections of Year V to solidify his own position in Saint-Domingue.

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By mid-1796, Toussaint Louverture had no rival on Saint-Domingue. Then Sonthonax came back.

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From the summer of 1794 to the summer of 1795, the future of Saint-Domingue hung in the balance.

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In February 1794, the National Convention not only ratified the emergency emancipation of the slaves, they extended it even further.

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Le Cap burns. White colonial rule ends. The slaves are freed.

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The Second Commission was supposed to implement the Law of April 4 and defeat the slave uprising. This turned out to be harder than they thought.

 

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With slave revolts and civil war erupting in Saint-Domingue, the Legislative Assembly abolished all racial distinctions on April 4, 1792. 

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First the whites revolted. Then the free coloreds revolted. Then the slaves REALLY revolted.

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The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen sure seemed to imply that men were born free and equal in rights. In fact, it explicitly said so.

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Wherein we find out what everyone thought about everyone else.

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The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World.

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One last look back at the pile of severed heads.

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Napoleon conquered Europe. Then he got beat and the Bourbons came back.

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After coming to power in 1799, First Consul Bonaparte achieved many of the Revolution's dreams and healed many of its open wounds. So he declared himself Emperor in 1804.

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When the War of the Second Coalition got off to a terrible start for the French, the Triumvirate that had been running the Directory since 1797 was overthrown.

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While Bonaparte was off trying to conquer Egypt, the rest of Europe mobilized against France.

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In July 1798 Bonaparte and his healthy, hopeful army arrived in Egypt. In August 1799 Bonaparte ditched his now demoralized, plague-ridden army and sailed for home.

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The Directory manipulated the elections of Year VI to block left-wing candidates. Meanwhile Talleyrand provoked the Americans into war and Bonaparte sailed for Egypt.

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After Fructidor the Directory cracked down on the conservatives. They also created more sister republicans to systematically loot.

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After taking a drubbing in the elections Year V, the Directory decided to just annul the results.

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Bonaparte almost gets beat! But then he doesn't. Also don't invade Ireland in December.

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Control the central position. Move on the rear. Live off the land.

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The adventures of everyone's favorite proto-communist. k

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When the Thermidorean Convention introduced the Constitution of Year III, the political Right went a little nuts.

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That's the slogan that rallied the last remnents of the sans culottes to action...right before they got crushed by the Thermidorean Convention.

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The terrible winter of 1794-95 helped France push back all her enemies. Also...Poland!

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After the events of 9 Thermidor, the Revolution began to swing back to the right.

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The events of 9 Thermidor II brought Act I of the French Revolution to a gruesome end.

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If the mainspring of popular government in peacetime is virtue, amid revolution it is at once virtue and terror: virtue, without which terror is fatal; terror, without which virtue is impotent.

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In the spring of 1794. the Revolution devoured a few of her most beloved children.

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At the end of 1793, the Committee of Public Safety completed it's consolidation of power.

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Do not get into a popularity contest with George Washington.

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Marie Antoinette thought he was behind EVERYTHING

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In Oct 1793 the French Revolution took a stab at reforming time itself.

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In October 1793 the Reign of Terror got started with the executions of Marie Antoinette and the Girondins.

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In the fall of 1793, the French Republic started to gain traction against its enemies. Setting up the stage for the Reign of Terror.

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In the summer of 1793 a re-organized Committee of Public Safety began to consolidate power.

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