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German Revolution (1848/9)
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Because it broke out in March, the German Revolution of 1848 is also, particularly in Germany, called the “March Revolution.” However, such a term is imprecise, for many of the revolutionary actions and events in the German lands lasted into 1849.

1. Two revolutions: aims, participants, actions

The German Revolution of 1848/49 had three aim…

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Langewiesche, Dieter, “German Revolution (1848/9)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026675>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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