Episode 9 – The Reasons for Failure in 1848/9

You’ll remember that in the last podcast we looked at the events of the 1848 revolts.  In today’s podcast we’re going to look at five big reasons why the revolutions in 1848 and 1849 failed to bring unity to Italy.  We’ll look at the divisions and disagreements between the different revolutionary leaders and groups.  We’ll spend some time exploring just how incompetent Charles Albert was.  We’ll then look at how much the Papal Allocution affected the outcome of the revolts, before moving on to the obvious reason – the military might of Austria.  We’ll finish by looking at something less obvious – the lack of foreign support for change in Italy.

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