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Revolutions of 1848: Crash Course European History #26

Revolutions of 1848: Crash Course European History #26

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So, there are many candidates for most important year in European history–1492, when permanent links between Afroeurasia and the Americas first formed; 1688, when the Glorious Revolution gave Europe an example of constitutional governments; 1789, when the French Revolution directly challenged monarchy; 1992, when …

The Congress of Vienna: Crash Course European History #23

The Congress of Vienna: Crash Course European History #23

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So how did Europe restore order after the social and political upheaval of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic regime? Well, European leaders got together and set up a committee–or a “Congress”–that met in Vienna to set things straight. It’s a great town, Vienna. …

Dutch Golden Age: Crash Course European History #15

Dutch Golden Age: Crash Course European History #15

Hi I’m John Green and this is Crash Course European History. So in the last episode, we saw the gentry and merchant class of the British Isles defeat the old aristocrat-backed, absolutist monarchy in the Glorious Revolution, ushering in a constitutional government. And this points to a wider development in European history–and for that matter …