To where did revolutions spread in 1830? Were these revolutions successful? Explain.

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There are generally said to have been three revolutions in 1830.  These were in France, Belgium, and Poland.  The first two of these can be called successes, but the Polish revolution cannot really be described in that way.

The revolution in France can be described as a success because it overthrew the monarchy, though it did substitute another king and maintained constitutional monarchy as the French system of government.  The revolution came about because King Charles X was doing things that infringed on what the people saw as their rights.  The king essentially tried to overthrow the government and remake it in a way that would give more power to the monarchy.  This led to popular rebellions that caused Charles to have to abdicate.  Since the revolution got rid of the king and put in a better government, it can be seen as a success.

The revolution in Belgium can also be seen as a success because it led to the establishment of Belgium as an independent country.  Belgium had been merged with Holland in 1815 and Belgians had never really accepted Dutch rule.  Inspired by the revolution in France, the Belgians rebelled.  Their rebellion succeeded and Belgium became independent.

Finally, Poland rebelled against Russia in this year.  Poland had not existed as an independent country since 1795.  It was ruled by Russia in 1830.  The Poles were also inspired by the revolutions in France and Belgium and they tried to rebel against Russia.  Their rebellion was crushed by the Russians and did not lead to an independent country at that time.  Therefore, we cannot say that this rebellion was successful.

alejandrogalarce | Student

It spread throughout europe ex: spain, portugal, italy, hobogen, belgium, france, japan, united states.
It spread throught out Europe and Germany. It is not quite right to say that the French Revolution spread to other places in 1830 (since a revolution is not an epidemic). However, the ideologies behind the French Revolution of 1830 can be said to have spread throughout Europe. The Revolution of 1830 in France brought about a July Monarchy, a constitutional monarchy that doubled the number of eligible voters. The King became the king of the French, not the king of France (a significant difference there that places the people in priority). This idea that the change for the good of the people was a possibility spread to Belgium and Poland. In Belgium, the city of Brussels rebelled against its union with Holland. In Poland, an anti-Russian insurrection was destroyed Constantine's (the tsar's brother who was head of Poland) authority. A similar situation occurred in Great Britain, where Liberals opposed the Whig party and demanded a fairer representation system of Parliament.