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Political Timeline of the Nineteenth Century

 

 

1789-1799-            French Revolution

 

1814-1815-            Congress of Vienna

 

1808-1825-             Latin American colonies freed themselves from Spain.

 

1820         -            Revolutions in Europe. (Spain, Naples)

 

1825         -            Decembrist revolt in Russia.

 

1829         -            Greece became independent

 

1830         -             Revolutions throughout Europe. (France, Belgium, Poland) Belgium gained independence.

 

1832         -            Parliamentary reforms in England. Sadler report issued.

 

1848         -            The last wave of "liberal" revolutions in Europe.(France, Prussia, German states, Italy, Hungary, etc.)  The Communist Manifesto was published.

 

1861         -            The kingdom of Italy was created.

 

1867-       -             Urban workers enfranchised in England. The Dual Monarchy created in Austria.

 

1870-       -             Germany unified.

 

1874         -             Universal male suffrage in Switzerland.

 

1875         -              Social Democratic Party formed in Germany.

 

1878         -              Serbia and Romania gained independence.

 

1903         -              Bolshevik party formed.

 

1905         -              "Bloody Sunday" in Russia.

 

1908         -              Bulgaria became independent.

 

1914         -              World War I began.