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Gunny G: The Revolutions of 1848….

Gunny G: The Revolutions of 1848….

The European Revolutions of 1848, known in some countries as the Spring of Nations or the Year of Revolution, were a series of political upheavals throughout the European continent. Described by some historians as a revolutionary wave, the period of unrest began on 12 January 1848 in Sicily and then, further propelled by the French Revolution of 1848, soon spread to the rest of Europe.

Although most of the revolutions were quickly put down, there was a significant amount of violence in many areas, with tens of thousands of people tortured and killed. While the immediate political effects of the revolutions were reversed, the long-term reverberations of the events were far-reaching.


Alexis de Tocqueville remarked in his Recollections of the period that “society was cut in two: those who had nothing united in common envy, and those who had anything united in common terror.”[1]
Ref
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutions_of_1848

SEE ALSO:
Mr. Lincoln The Socialist
https://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2008/02/23/mr-lincoln-the-socialist-by-al-benson-jr/

Red From The Start Alan Stang
cters: http://tinyurl.com/2dg9y2


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