1830 in Europe, triumph of the liberal ideas?
- The tyranny form of government
- The concept of power
- The tyrant, the sole holder of power
- Tyranny, a controversial and transient system
- A controversial system
- A transient regime
The European events of the year 1830 were defined as "liberal revolution" in the words of Benedetto Croce, since all the movements that shook Europe that year, mouthed claims about the liberal idea. They often turned violent, even bloody, as in France or Belgium, but were also sometimes conducted done gradually as evidenced by the British model. The shock of 1830 was liberal, but also European, national and unifying. Yet, this revolution was, in many cases, a failure in Eastern Europe, like it was on some points in France. How, then was liberalism triumphant in 1830, and did it contain the germ of what would lead to its failure? How did liberalism, which acts on the principle of convergence, evolve principle of divergence?