Answer in Brief
Describe any three economic hardships faced by Europe in the 1830s.
Great economic hardships were experienced in Europe.
- The ratio of the rise of the population was larger than that of employment generation.
- The migration of rural population to cities led to overcrowded slums.
- Small producers in towns (especially textile-producing industries) were often ousted by the import of cheap machine-made goods from England.
- Peasants still suffered under the burden of feudal dues and obligations in some regions of Europe.
- A rise in food prices or a year of bad harvest left the country poorer.
- Widespread food shortages and widespread unemployment experienced in Paris.
- Barricades were made and Louis Philippe was forced to flee.
- National Assembly proclaimed a Republic.
- Suffrage to all males above 21 was granted.
- The right to work was guaranteed.
- National workshops for providing employment were set up.
- Weavers revolted against contractors for the drastic reduction in their payments.
- This revolution received scorns and threats alternately and resulted in the death of eleven weavers.
Concept: Rise of Nationalism in Europe - Growth of Nationalism in Europe After the 1830s.
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