8 - Germany18151848 1 Revolutionsin1848 a b 2 Reasons a...

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10/8/08 Germany 1815-1848 1. Revolutions in 1848 a. Smaller states in Germany have revolutions as well b. Germany succeptible it was caught between modern and old regime 2. Reasons a. Economics i. Bad harvests ii. Grain shortages iii. Rising food prices iv. Much larger population v. Recession vi. Domination of the lower class vii. Abolition of feudalism but on bad terms 1. had to buy out their “freedom” viii. surplus population going to cities 1. unemployment in cities 2. high food prices 3. artisans have priveledge eroded 4. driving down prices, drives down wages 5. laws have weakened guilds 6. beginning of market ix. no management of markets b. Government i. Students are looking for change ii. The masses want social and economic reform 3. Success a. Rulers didn’t use the troops b. Want to create constituional government c. Franchise still limited d. Vaguely they want a british system e. Radicals want f. Responsible Government- g. Liberals remain increasingly afraid of the masses
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  • Fall '08
  • Bernstein
  • food prices, High food prices, German unification Prussians, viii. surplus population, drung a. precoursor

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