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Revolutions in Europe and Latin America. World History Chapter 4. An Age of Ideologies. Conservatives Prefer the Older order Congress of Vienna Nobles of Europe should work together to suppress liberal thinking Peasants largely support a more conservative structure Established churches - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Revolutions in Europe and Latin America

Revolutions in Europe and Latin AmericaWorld History Chapter 4

An Age of IdeologiesConservatives Prefer the Older orderCongress of ViennaNobles of Europe should work together to suppress liberal thinkingPeasants largely support a more conservative structureEstablished churchesBelieve that talking about natural rights leads to chaosSuppress freedom of the press, speech.Use troops to suppress rebellion

Liberals and Nationalists Seek Change

Inspired by the enlightenment and the French RevolutionMostly comprised of the BourgeoisieWanted:Written ConstitutionSeparation of powersNatural rights defendedFreedom of religionUniversal male suffrageFree marketsNationalists seek own statesNations have a commonality of language, history, beliefs and culture, but not necessarily political boundaries.Nationalism usually also includes intolerance and persecution of others

Central Europe Challenges the Old OrderRevolutions spring up all over Europe despite harsh measuresSerbia seeks independence (1804-1813)During the time of Napoleon, the Serbs rose up against their Ottoman rulers, unsuccessfullyAfter 1815, the Serbs turned to Russia for assistance (similar heritage)Greece Revolts (1821-1830)Britain, France, and Russia force the Ottomans to accept Greek independenceHowever, Greeces allies forced them to accept a German king (fearing nationalistic revolutionary ideas)More ChallengesSpain, Portugal, The Italian StatesFrance and Austria move to suppress, but Liberal ideas continue to flourish

Revolutions of 1830 and 1848A Milder French Revolution in 1830Louis XVIII (Congress of Vienna)Supported some reformsCharles XAbsolutist, suspended reformsPeople rose up, Charles X fled to EnglandModerates call for a constitutional monarchyLouis Philippe, citizen king, popular for a timeBelgium wins independence 1830Made a part of Holland in 1815Polish Nationals rebel 1830, crushed by RussiaPoland split between different powers, harder to unite

The French are Revolting!@Once again, discontent, corrupt government, and poor harvests led to another French Revolution in 1848.Louis Philippe abdicatedSecond Republic formedSocialists, bourgeoisie, liberals, and radicalsSet up government work programsSocialists wanted to have far reaching social and economic reforms, but control was taken over by upper and middle class bourgeoisie factions, and the work programs were canceled.Workers revolted, and the bourgeoisie put them down violently.Nephew of Napoleon, Louis Napoleon, was elected president, then later took the position of Emperor. (plebiscite)

Revolution Surges Through Europe 1848When France sneezes, Europe catches cold.Austrian EmpireStudents and workers demand reformsItalyNationalism and unification become goalsGermanyStudents and workers force Prussian King Frederick William IV to sign a constitution and enact other reforms, little is gained.(Japan)Meiji Restoration 1868

7Revolts in Latin AmericaDiscontent Fans the FiresAbout the same time that enlightenment ideals were causing discontent in Europe, it was doing the same in the Americas. Three hundred years of racial, social, political and economic subjugation created fertile ground for revolutionary thinking.Social and Ethnic Structures Cause ResentmentPeninsulares (Born in Spain)Creoles (European descendant)Mestizos (Mixed European, Native American)Mulattoes (Mixed European, African)The Enlightenment Inspires Latin AmericansEnlightenment ideals circulate among the educated Creole population, and some of them went to Europe to see these revolutions in person.Napoleon Invades SpainWhen Napoleon invaded Spain (the first Napoleon, 1808), Latin Americans saw this as a chance to revolt, during a time of Spanish weakness

Slaves Win Freedom for HaitiToussaint LOuverture Leads a Slave RevoltA self educated slave, Toussaint became impassioned by the talk of liberty and equality, and led the people of Haiti in revolt of their French masters.Though untrained, Toussaint was a natural field general and inspirational speaker, leading his army of ex slaves against the French, British, and Spanish.Haiti Wins IndependenceThe French violate a truce, and capture Toussaint, sending him to a cold mountain prison, to die a year later.Even without Toussaint, the Haitians were now strong enough to hold out against the French, and when the French were decimated by yellow fever, forced the French to surrender.

Mexico and Central American RevoltFather Hidalgo Cries out for FreedomParish priest of Dolores, called for people to rise up for independenceMany Mestizoes and Native Americans joined up with him.In front of Mexico City, Father Hidalgo called for an end to slavery and other reforms. He was captured and executed. (1810)Jose Morelos Continues the FightAnother priest, Jose Morelos led an army of rebels for 4 years before he was captured and shot (1815).A combined force of Creoles and Spanish forces hunted down the survivorsMexico Wins IndependenceIn 1820, popular sentiment had shifted in Spain, and reformers there called for a constitution. Fearing liberal reforms, a Mexican Creole General named Agustin de Iturbide stopped hunting rebels, joining forces with them to overthrow the Viceroy and Spains control.Iturbide claims the title Emperor of Mexico, but lasts less than a year.New Republics Emerge in Central AmericaSpains power being broken, all of the Central American nations declared independence.GuatemalaNicaraguaHondurasEl SalvadorCosta Rica

Revolution Ignites South AmericaBolivar Begins the FightLiberates Venezuela (1810), but conservatives take over. Civil war rages for years.Not always successful, twice Simon Bolivar was exiled to Haiti. Goes on to Topple the center of Spanish rule in Bogota, Bolivia.San Martin Joins the FightAlso a Creole, educated in a European Military Academy, he also led a force across the Andes from Argentina, to strike at the Spanish in Chile.Joins forces with Bolivar, independence gained for all but Brazil (under Portuguese control)Freedom Leads to Power StrugglesBy 1824 most of Latin America is independent, but they are wary of each other, and in every case, the more conservative Creoles are in charge, instead of more populist liberal government.Brazil Gains IndependenceThe King of Portugals son, Dom Pedro, was left in charge of Brazil by his father who advised him, if there is a revolution, proclaim it yourself and put the crown on your own head.Following his fathers advice, Dom Pedro declared himself Emperor of an independent Brazil when confronted by rebels. He signed a constitution and allowed many reforms.His rule lasted 67 years (1822-1889), but upon his death, turmoil claimed the monarchy and Brazil became a republic.