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The third quarter of the 19th century saw a new "toughness of mind" called Realpolitik and the unification of Italy and Germany. Three of the Great Powers fought the Crimean War.

The third quarter of the 19th century saw a new "toughness of mind" called Realpolitik and the unification of Italy and Germany. Three of the Great Powers fought the Crimean War.

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  • 1. Nineteenth Century Europe PART 2 Italian Unification; 1850-1871
  • 2. today’s major themes I. Realpolitik II. Crimean War; 1854-1856 III. France; From Republic to Empire, 1849-1870 IV. Nationalism V. Risorgimento; Italy, 1850-1870
  • 3. I. Realpolitik usual translation, “realistic politics”
  • 4. Realistic politics. The original idea was the contrast with the idealistic politics of 1848 which had been defeated by the forces of reaction. Just as military power seemed the victor over idealistic liberal reformers by 1850, so economic advances of the Industrial Revolution seemed to be the key to future. In Part Two of his text on Nineteenth Century Europe, Gordon Craig develops the theme of Materialism. This is also a central theme of Michael Burleigh’s Earthly Powers.
  • 5. Bismarck “Not through speeches and majority decisions will the great questions of the day be decided - that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849 - but by iron and blood.” Sept 29, 1862
  • 6. the second industrial revolution the Bessemer Converter 1855
  • 7. elements of the second industrial revolution • steel replaces iron with cheap mass production techniques such as the Bessemer converter and the Siemens-Martin Open Hearth (1865) 1860-80 -->200% increase • steam powered railroads and ships come to dominate the transportation of goods and people -- world freight total 1840-1870=250% increase • the industrial sewing machine revolutionizes the clothing industry 1850-60 = 25% increase • industrial chemistry creates new dyes and synthetic fertilizers • metalurgy adds new metals and refining processes • mining becomes mechanized and increases the output of coal and iron dramatically; 1850-1860 French production doubled, German tripled • new financial mechanisms increase capital and business formation
  • 8. The Marquis of Salisbury opening the Liverpool Docks Overhead Electric Railway, 1893.
  • 9. triumphs of material progress • French building of the Suez Canal, 1869 • Alpine carriage roads and tunnels • laying of the Transatlantic cable, 1857-1866 • penetration to every seaport in the world of European goods and peoples • establishment of European entrepôts in the Far East • annually 200,000-300,000 European emigrants carried European ideas and institutions to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America during this period, 1850-1870
  • 10. Darwinism the war between science and religion
  • 11. Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) naturalist with HMS Beagle, 1831-35 Origin of Species, 1859 --no mention of man Descent of Man, 1871--not inherently racist or anti-religious popularized versions set off a firestorm between the materialists and the defenders of religion Benjamin Disraeli’s “Apes versus Angels” quip (1864) What is the question now placed before society with the glib assurance which to me is most astonishing? That question is this: Is man an ape or an angel? I, my lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence those new fangled theories.
  • 12. Social Darwinism “Darwin’s Bulldog” Thomas Huxley in the Oxford debate of 1860: Charles Wilberforce inquired of Huxley if he were descended from apes on his Grandmother’s or grandfather’s side Huxley muttered, “The Lord has delivered him into my hands” and replied that he “ would rather be descended from an ape than from a cultivated man who used his gifts of culture and eloquence in the service of prejudice and falsehood” the terms “natural selection” and “survival of the fittest” seemed to many to give the blessings of science to a ruthless social policy and a belligerent foreign policy
  • 13. additional factors contributing to the decline of established religion • the increasing drift of the working population toward the cities, where living and working conditions were hardly conducive to the retention or practice of faith • literate classes of society were affected by the rationalism that marked the works of contemporary philosophers, historians, and popularizers of science • the scientific writers in particular took delight in making frontal assaults on religious dogma, claiming that discoveries in astronomy, geology, physics and biology invalidated theological explanations of human existence • for their part churchmen often leapt in to scientific arguments which they lost, further eroding public confidence in religious truth
  • 14. the Syllabus of Errors, 1864 the longest reigning pope in Church History, almost 32 years following the Roman Republic, Pio Nono moved farther and farther to the right all Protestants and many Catholics were taken aback by the range of this condemnation of modern trends eighty propositions were labelled as false: pantheism, naturalism, & rationalism, separation of church and state indifferentism, latitudinarianism, socialism, communism, secret societies, bible societies, modern liberalism Blessed Pope Pius IX
  • 15. statements condemned as false • quot;human reason... is the sole arbiter of truth and falsehood, and of good and evilquot; (No. 3) quot;...hence reason is the ultimate standard by which man can and ought to arrive at the knowledge of all truths of every kind.quot; (No. 4) • quot;in the present day it is no longer expedient that the Catholic religion should be held as the only religion of the State, to the exclusion of all other forms of worship.quot; (No. 77) • quot;Protestantism is nothing more than another form of the same true Christian religion, in which form it is given to please God equally as in the Catholic Churchquot; (No. 18) • quot;the Church ought to be separated from the State, and the State from the Church.quot; (No. 55) • quot;every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true.quot; (No. 15) and that quot;it has been wisely decided by law, in some Catholic countries, that persons coming to reside therein shall enjoy the public exercise of their own peculiar worship.quot; • quot;the Roman Pontiff can, and ought to, reconcile himself, and come to terms with, progress, liberalism and modern civilization.quot; (the final false proposition, No. 80)
  • 16. Prime Minister William Gladstone “. . . no one can now become (Rome's) convert without renouncing his moral and mental freedom, and placing his civil loyalty and duty at the mercy of another.” The Vatican Decrees in their bearing on Civil Allegiance: A Political Expostulation(1874)
  • 17. II. Crimean War 1854-1856
  • 18. II. Crimean War 1854-1856
  • 19. For almost forty years the diplomats had kept the peace. Why did war between the Great Powers come now?
  • 20. Causes of the Crimean War, 1853-1856
  • 21. Causes of the Crimean War, 1853-1856 • collision between Russian and British “imperialist” goals Russia’s drive to expand:”That which ceases to grow begins to rot” --Arakteyev Russia’s search for a warm water port: as old as Ivan the Terrible, 16th century British interests in India, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean British determination to be the number one seapower:“the Tiger versus the Shark” (1805)
  • 22. Causes of the Crimean War, 1853-1856 • collision between Russian and British “imperialist” goals Russia’s drive to expand:”That which ceases to grow begins to rot” --Arakteyev Russia’s search for a warm water port: as old as Ivan the Terrible, 16th century British interests in India, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean British determination to be the number one seapower:“the Tiger versus the Shark” (1805) • French aggressive foreign policy Bonapartism: the need to recoup La Gloire Louis Napoleon’s role as “Defender of the [Catholic] Faith”
  • 23. Causes of the Crimean War, 1853-1856 • collision between Russian and British “imperialist” goals Russia’s drive to expand:”That which ceases to grow begins to rot” --Arakteyev Russia’s search for a warm water port: as old as Ivan the Terrible, 16th century British interests in India, Central Asia, and the Mediterranean British determination to be the number one seapower:“the Tiger versus the Shark” (1805) • French aggressive foreign policy Bonapartism: the need to recoup La Gloire Louis Napoleon’s role as “Defender of the [Catholic] Faith” • Turkish weakness loss of Serbia (1804), Greece (1830s) war with Egypt, 1830s and 1840s
  • 24. Britain, Russia & “the Great Game”
  • 25. Britain, Russia & “the Great Game” • Britain was pushing into Central Asia with the disastrous First Afghan War, 1840-1841
  • 26. Britain, Russia & “the Great Game” • Britain was pushing into Central Asia with the disastrous First Afghan War, 1840-1841 • as was Russia, with Nicholas’ & Alexander II’s campaigns into Kazakstan, Uzbekistan &c
  • 27. Britain, Russia & “the Great Game” • Britain was pushing into Central Asia with the disastrous First Afghan War, 1840-1841 • as was Russia, with Nicholas’ & Alexander II’s campaigns into Kazakstan, Uzbekistan &c • the British ambassador to St Petersburg quoted the tsar as calling Ottoman Turkey “a sick man” (1843)
  • 28. Britain, Russia & “the Great Game” • Britain was pushing into Central Asia with the disastrous First Afghan War, 1840-1841 • as was Russia, with Nicholas’ & Alexander II’s campaigns into Kazakstan, Uzbekistan &c • the British ambassador to St Petersburg quoted the tsar as calling Ottoman Turkey “a sick man” (1843) • Nicholas pushed beyond Georgia into Christian Armenia in the 1840s
  • 29. Britain, Russia & “the Great Game” • Britain was pushing into Central Asia with the disastrous First Afghan War, 1840-1841 • as was Russia, with Nicholas’ & Alexander II’s campaigns into Kazakstan, Uzbekistan &c • the British ambassador to St Petersburg quoted the tsar as calling Ottoman Turkey “a sick man” (1843) • Nicholas pushed beyond Georgia into Christian Armenia in the 1840s • Britain feared that the total collapse of Turkey would turn the Black Sea into “a Russian lake”
  • 30. Britain, Russia & “the Great Game” • Britain was pushing into Central Asia with the disastrous First Afghan War, 1840-1841 • as was Russia, with Nicholas’ & Alexander II’s campaigns into Kazakstan, Uzbekistan &c • the British ambassador to St Petersburg quoted the tsar as calling Ottoman Turkey “a sick man” (1843) • Nicholas pushed beyond Georgia into Christian Armenia in the 1840s • Britain feared that the total collapse of Turkey would turn the Black Sea into “a Russian lake” • previously, 1841, during an Egyptian-Turkish war, the London Straits Convention had closed the Dardanelles to all warships but Turkey’s during wartime
  • 31. Britain, Russia & “the Great Game” • Britain was pushing into Central Asia with the disastrous First Afghan War, 1840-1841 • as was Russia, with Nicholas’ & Alexander II’s campaigns into Kazakstan, Uzbekistan &c • the British ambassador to St Petersburg quoted the tsar as calling Ottoman Turkey “a sick man” (1843) • Nicholas pushed beyond Georgia into Christian Armenia in the 1840s • Britain feared that the total collapse of Turkey would turn the Black Sea into “a Russian lake” • previously, 1841, during an Egyptian-Turkish war, the London Straits Convention had closed the Dardanelles to all warships but Turkey’s during wartime • this was aimed at keeping the Russian Black Seas fleet “bottled up”
  • 32. the Russian Bear vs the British Lion
  • 33. the Russian Bear vs the British Lion
  • 34. the Russian Bear vs the British Lion
  • 35. the Russian Bear vs the British Lion
  • 36. Persia(Iran) and Afghanistan in 1848
  • 37. Russian Caucasus, 1882
  • 38. Turkey in 1801
  • 39. the Holy Land
  • 40. the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
  • 41. Felix, Prince zu Schwartzenberg “The world will be astonished by our ingratitude” Austrian Prime Minister, 1848-1852
  • 42. the naval phase
  • 43. the naval phase
  • 44. the naval phase
  • 45. the naval phase
  • 46. the naval phase
  • 47. the naval phase
  • 48. the naval phase
  • 49. Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 “Next to a battle lost, there’s nothing so dreadful as a battle won.” Lord George Paget, quoting the Iron Duke
  • 50. Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 “Next to a battle lost, there’s nothing so dreadful as a battle won.” Lord George Paget, quoting the Iron Duke
  • 51. Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 “Next to a battle lost, there’s nothing so dreadful as a battle won.” Lord George Paget, quoting the Iron Duke
  • 52. Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 “Next to a battle lost, there’s nothing so dreadful as a battle won.” Lord George Paget, quoting the Iron Duke
  • 53. Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 “Next to a battle lost, there’s nothing so dreadful as a battle won.” Lord George Paget, quoting the Iron Duke
  • 54. Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 “Next to a battle lost, there’s nothing so dreadful as a battle won.” Lord George Paget, quoting the Iron Duke
  • 55. Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 “Next to a battle lost, there’s nothing so dreadful as a battle won.” Lord George Paget, quoting the Iron Duke
  • 56. Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 “Next to a battle lost, there’s nothing so dreadful as a battle won.” Lord George Paget, quoting the Iron Duke
  • 57. Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 “Next to a battle lost, there’s nothing so dreadful as a battle won.” Lord George Paget, quoting the Iron Duke
  • 58. Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854 “Next to a battle lost, there’s nothing so dreadful as a battle won.” Lord George Paget, quoting the Iron Duke
  • 59. the cost of poor leadership
  • 60. the cost of poor leadership That week between the 21st and the 28th of September decided the fate of the British army. When the Allies invaded the Crimea, the plan had been to march on Sebastopol and take it by a sudden assault, a coup de main. The victory of the Alma had in fact opened Sebastopol to the Allies; had they followed up their victory, Sebastopol must have fallen and the war then and there come to an end. But the Allies did not advance--they lingered on the heights burying their dead, carrying their wounded and the daily toll of the cholera victims down to the fleet, and fatally disputing about what they should do next. Woodham Smith, Cecil. The Reason Why. p. 191
  • 61. the evils of the purchase system following the English Civil War (1643-51) the army, under Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, established a military dictatorship by his death (1657) almost all Englishmen were so sick of the “Rule of Saints” that they welcomed back the son of the king who had been executed, the Restoration (1660) to make sure that the army would hereafter be ruled by the aristocrats, the purchase system was instituted (1683-1870) so wealth, not merit, determined who would rise to the highest levels of command the folly of this policy only came to light in the infamous “charge of the Light Brigade”
  • 62. the evils of the purchase system following the English Civil War (1643-51) the army, under Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, established a military dictatorship by his death (1657) almost all Englishmen were so sick of the “Rule of Saints” that they welcomed back the son of the king who had been executed, the Restoration (1660) to make sure that the army would hereafter be ruled by the aristocrats, the purchase system was instituted (1683-1870) so wealth, not merit, determined who would rise to the highest levels of command the folly of this policy only came to light in the infamous “charge of the Light Brigade”
  • 63. the charge of the Light Brigade 25 October 1854
  • 64. the charge of the Light Brigade 25 October 1854
  • 65. the charge of the Light Brigade 25 October 1854
  • 66. the charge of the Light Brigade 25 October 1854
  • 67. the charge of the Light Brigade 25 October 1854
  • 68. the charge of the Light Brigade 25 October 1854
  • 69. the charge of the Light Brigade 25 October 1854
  • 70. Timeline of the charge
  • 71. Timeline of the charge C’est magnifique mais ce n’est pas la guerre, c’est de la folie--Gen’l Bosquet
  • 72. William Howard Russell, 1821-1907
  • 73. William Howard Russell, 1821-1907 Irish reporter with the Times began his war reporting with the German- Danish War, 1850 became famous as the first modern war correspondent whose impact on public and government was heightened by the telegraph his near contemporary reporting of “the good, the bad and the ugly” excited and stunned the British public it was he who inspired Tennyson to write his famous poem Russell also brought fame to Florence Nightingale
  • 74. Tennyson’s “The Charge of the Light Brigade” 9 December 1854 Flash'd all their sabres bare, Half a league, half a league, Flash'd as they turned in air   Half a league onward, Sabring the gunners there, All in the valley of Death Charging an army while   Rode the six hundred.   All the world wonder'd: 'Forward, the Light Brigade! Plunged in the battery-smoke Charge for the guns' he said: Right thro' the line they broke; Into the valley of Death Cossack and Russian   Rode the six hundred. Reel'd from the sabre-stroke Shatter'd and sunder'd. 'Forward, the Light Brigade!' Then they rode back, but not Was there a man dismay'd? Not the six hundred. Not tho' the soldiers knew   Some one had blunder'd: Cannon to right of them, Their's not to make reply, Cannon to left of them, Their's not to reason why, Cannon behind them Their's but to do and die:   Volley'd and thunder'd; Into the valley of Death Storm'd at with shot and shell,   Rode the six hundred. While horse and hero fell, They that had fought so well Cannon to right of them, Came thro' the jaws of Death, Cannon to left of them, Back from the mouth of Hell, Cannon in front of them All that was left of them,   Volley'd and thunder'd;   Left of six hundred. Storm'd at with shot and shell, Boldly they rode and well, When can their glory fade? Into the jaws of Death, O the wild charge they made! Into the mouth of Hell   All the world wonder'd.   Rode the six hundred. Honour the charge they made! Honour the Light Brigade,   Noble six hundred!
  • 75. the valley today
  • 76. Inkerman, 5 November 1854 As things went at Inkermann, the result, as far as the English were concerned, appears to have been due to that steady and magnificent courage of their races, which has so often palliated or overbalanced the follies and unskillfulness of their commanders, whether in victory or defeat. General George B McClellan, U.S. Army, Armies of Europe (1861)
  • 77. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 78. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 79. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 80. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 81. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 82. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 83. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 84. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 85. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 86. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 87. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 88. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 89. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 90. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 91. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 92. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 93. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 94. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 95. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 96. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 97. the siege of Sevastopol, September, 1854-September, 1855
  • 98. the first awarding of the VC
  • 99. troops from Sardinia Piedmont
  • 100. troops from Sardinia Piedmont President Louis Napoleon III of France crushed the Roman Republic, 1849
  • 101. troops from Sardinia Piedmont President Louis Napoleon III of France crushed the Roman Republic, 1849 this convinced Count Cavour, Foreign Minister of Sardinia, that Italy could never unite without the help of one of the great powers
  • 102. troops from Sardinia Piedmont President Louis Napoleon III of France crushed the Roman Republic, 1849 this convinced Count Cavour, Foreign Minister of Sardinia, that Italy could never unite without the help of one of the great powers curiously, he chose to win over France!
  • 103. troops from Sardinia Piedmont President Louis Napoleon III of France crushed the Roman Republic, 1849 this convinced Count Cavour, Foreign Minister of Sardinia, that Italy could never unite without the help of one of the great powers curiously, he chose to win over France! so as the war dragged on into 1855, Cavour offered France and Britain a token force
  • 104. troops from Sardinia Piedmont President Louis Napoleon III of France crushed the Roman Republic, 1849 this convinced Count Cavour, Foreign Minister of Sardinia, that Italy could never unite without the help of one of the great powers curiously, he chose to win over France! so as the war dragged on into 1855, Cavour offered France and Britain a token force ultimately, this force grew to 18,000
  • 105. troops from Sardinia Piedmont President Louis Napoleon III of France crushed the Roman Republic, 1849 this convinced Count Cavour, Foreign Minister of Sardinia, that Italy could never unite without the help of one of the great powers curiously, he chose to win over France! so as the war dragged on into 1855, Cavour offered France and Britain a token force ultimately, this force grew to 18,000 Sardinia thus won a seat among the Great Powers at the peace congress in Paris
  • 106. Crimean War Memorial, London
  • 107. Treaty of Paris, 1856 • parties: the belligerents (including Sardinia) plus Prussia and Austria • terms: all signatories guarantee the independence and territorial integrity of Turkey Russia surrenders the claim to be protector of Christians in the Ottoman Empire Moldavia, Wallachia (which become Romania, 1858) and Serbia recognized as “quasi- independent self-governing principalities” under the protection of the other European Powers Russia and Turkey resume pre-war boundaries the Black Sea was neutralized (no warships, no naval bases) and opened to the shipping of all nations, as was the Danube privateering (“the issuing of letters of marque and reprisal”) was outlawed
  • 108. The Congress of Paris, 1856
  • 109. the “butcher’s bill” country pop (mill) forces (k) losses (k) % Britain 29 250 30 12 France 37 400 27 7 Russia 74 1,200 144 12 Sardinia 1 18 2 11 Turkey 25 400 45 11
  • 110. III. France; From Republic to Empire 1849-1870
  • 111. III. France; From Republic to Empire 1849-1870
  • 112. O deuil! par un bandit féroce L’avenir est mort poignardé O sorrow! By a ferocious bandit The future has been stabbed to death Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Hugo in exile on the island of Jersey, 1853-1855
  • 113. Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (1808-1873) “a political adventurer” but “no lover of violence” or “power for power’s sake” “his egotism was offset by genuinely humanitarian aspirations” but “deviousness characterized his methods” and “made even his most enlightened ideas suspect” still “he governed France well: and, far from killing her future, as Hugo thought he had done, he left her stronger, economically at least, than he had found her” Craig, pp. 168-169
  • 114. first president and last monarch
  • 115. the strength of a name Four generations of Napoleons
  • 116. the strength of a name huge (75%) mandate of December, 1848 Four generations of Napoleons
  • 117. the strength of a name huge (75%) mandate of December, 1848 anti-republican vote for the Legislative Assembly (⅔ of the 750 deputies) May, 1849 Four generations of Napoleons
  • 118. the strength of a name huge (75%) mandate of December, 1848 anti-republican vote for the Legislative Assembly (⅔ of the 750 deputies) May, 1849 republican uprisings over Oudinot’s expedition against the Roman Republic, June Four generations of Napoleons
  • 119. the strength of a name huge (75%) mandate of December, 1848 anti-republican vote for the Legislative Assembly (⅔ of the 750 deputies) May, 1849 republican uprisings over Oudinot’s expedition against the Roman Republic, June all made it easy for the French right to take action against republicanism Four generations of Napoleons
  • 120. the strength of a name huge (75%) mandate of December, 1848 anti-republican vote for the Legislative Assembly (⅔ of the 750 deputies) May, 1849 republican uprisings over Oudinot’s expedition against the Roman Republic, June all made it easy for the French right to take action against republicanism 13 deputies arrested, press freedom curtailed, political clubs closed, Church role in schools increased, reduced the franchise (#s who could vote) from universal suffrage Four generations of Napoleons
  • 121. the strength of a name huge (75%) mandate of December, 1848 anti-republican vote for the Legislative Assembly (⅔ of the 750 deputies) May, 1849 republican uprisings over Oudinot’s expedition against the Roman Republic, June all made it easy for the French right to take action against republicanism 13 deputies arrested, press freedom curtailed, political clubs closed, Church role in schools increased, reduced the franchise (#s who could vote) from universal suffrage dismissed his first set of cabinet ministers as “too republican” Four generations of Napoleons
  • 122. the policy of the new cabinet
  • 123. the policy of the new cabinet The name of Napoleon is in itself a whole program. It means order, authority, religion, popular welfare at home, national dignity abroad. This policy, inaugurated by my election, I hope to make triumph with the support of the Assembly and that of the people. (October, 1849)
  • 124. term limits • Article 45 forbade the reelection of the President after the expiration of his four year term • he had no desire to retire in 1852, so he set about a campaign to build popular pressure to amend the constitution • he went around the country to dedicate new railway spurs, new bridges, to open harvest festivals • crowds greeted him with “Vive Napoleon!” even “Vive L’Empereur!” • Napoleon demanded that the Assembly restore universal suffrage and amend Article 45 • 79 of the 86 departments petitioned for the revision
  • 125. “...the art of conciliating the soldiery”--Burke • from the beginning, Napoleon had wooed the army • his power of appointment permitted him to advance those officers who would be loyal to him • he made it a point to get to know the young officers, the “Algerians,” combat veterans rather than desk officers • “Many of these beaux sabreurs distrusted politicians in principle and were, therefore, ideal allies against the Assembly.” • those officers who distrusted Napoleon’s popularity were dismissed a key such dismissal was the Governor General of Paris, regarded by the Assembly as their protector against a coup this officer made an ill-advised comment, that the Prince President looked like “a depressed parrot”
  • 126. “a depressed parrot?”
  • 127. The Coup d’État and After
  • 128. The Coup d’État and After • on the night of December 1-2, 1851, Paris was silently occupied by troops • police agents quietly arrested 78 opposition figures, deputies & “notables” • before dawn, posters were pasted up announcing the dismissal of the Assembly, restoration of universal suffrage, and a new constitution • the coup almost succeeded without bloodshed, but two days later the Faubourg St Antoine rose and General Canrobert put it down at the cost of 200 lives • some, like Victor Hugo, never forgave “the massacre of 4 December” • but, like Kent State, the shooting stilled further demonstrations. Paris would not rise again until 1871
  • 129. Napoleon’s ladies Mistress Haryett Howard & Empress Eugenie
  • 130. Napoleon’s ladies Mistress Haryett Howard & Empress Eugenie
  • 131. Napoleon’s ladies Mistress Haryett Howard & Empress Eugenie
  • 132. Napoleon’s ladies Mistress Haryett Howard & Empress Eugenie
  • 133. Napoleon’s ladies Mistress Haryett Howard & Empress Eugenie
  • 134. plebiscites • Napoleon came to rely on this form of popular, “yes” or “no”, referendum • on 21 December 1851 he sought approval of the coup with this: The French people desire the maintenance of the authority of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte and delegate to him the powers necessary for the establishment of the constitution on the foundation proposed by the proclamation • in Paris only 133,000 of the 300,000 registered voters, oui; 80,000 non and 80,000 abstained • but countrywide, 7,500,000 voted oui; only 640,000 non • as the first anniversary, 2 December 1852, approached, he asked the people whether they desired “the restoration of the imperial dignity” • 7,800,000 oui; 250,000 non • 2 December was also the 48th anniversary of Napoleon I’s imperial coronation and the 47th anniversary of the victory of Austerlitz
  • 135. DOMESTIC POLITICS OF THE SECOND EMPIRE
  • 136. DOMESTIC POLITICS OF THE SECOND EMPIRE
  • 137. L’Opera--Le Grand Foyer
  • 138. We have immense territories to cultivate, roads to open, canals to dig, rivers to render navigable, railways to complete….That is how I interpret the Empire, if the Empire is to be restored. Such are the conquests I contemplate; and you, all of you who surround me, you who wish our country’s good, you are my soldiers. speech at Bordeaux 2 September 1852
  • 139. “A Saint-Simon on horseback”
  • 140. Les Haussmannisation de Paris born in Paris to a Protestant family from Alsace appointed Seine prefect, 1852-1870 he directed every aspect of urban planning, parks, creation of wide straight boulevards, public spaces, improved sewer and water systems, monuments and city facilities he cut through the old Paris of dense and irregular medieval alleyways with the radial pattern of today his urban ideas were widely influential the unemployed from all over France flocked to the jobs magnet which this created Georges-Eugène Haussmann (1809-1891)
  • 141. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 142. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 143. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 144. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 145. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 146. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 147. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 148. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 149. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 150. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 151. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 152. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 153. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 154. a gallery of Haussmannisation
  • 155. Beautification or riot control?
  • 156. some final thoughts … when Napoleon fell from power [1870], France was basically prosperous and healthy. This she owed to Napoleon III, who had the imagination to see how the financial resources of the state could be used to stimulate private enterprise and lead it in new directions, while at the same time ameliorating the lot of the poor. Craig, p. 177
  • 157. Colonial and Foreign Policy
  • 158. Colonial and Foreign Policy
  • 159. French Algeria in the Second Empire the French conquest of Algeria began in 1830 under King Charles X with the surrender of resistance leader Abd’ el Qadr in 1847, French military control was complete and would remain so until the 1950s French colonization expanded under Napoleon III as did port improvements, sanitary engineering, and railroads less success followed his efforts to improve relations between the Arab tribes and the French colons, the so-called pied noir (black feet, from their shoes) his 1865 decree of equality between colonists and natives remained a dead letter Abd’ el Qadr
  • 160. After a massacre of Maronite Christians by the Druze (1860), Napoleon intervenes as protector of Christians in the Ottoman Empire. Improved Beirut port facilities, a railroad to Aleppo, and French economic dominance follow.
  • 161. After a massacre of Maronite Christians by the Druze (1860), Napoleon intervenes as protector of Christians in the Ottoman Empire. Improved Beirut port facilities, a railroad to Aleppo, and French economic dominance follow.
  • 162. After a massacre of Maronite Christians by the Druze (1860), Napoleon intervenes as protector of Christians in the Ottoman Empire. Improved Beirut port facilities, a railroad to Aleppo, and French economic dominance follow.
  • 163. Ferdinand Marie Vicomte de Lesseps (1805-1894)
  • 164. Ferdinand Marie Vicomte de Lesseps (1805-1894) born to a family of the petit noblesse began as a diplomat, 1823-1853 unsuccessful (March, 1849) in negotiating Pio Nono’s return to Rome first achieved fame as the entrepreneur of the Suez Canal, 1854-1869 failed to repeat this success in Panama, 1879-1889 1884, President of the Franco-American Union 1886, spoke at the dedication of the Statue of Liberty
  • 165. building the Suez Canal, 1859-1869
  • 166. Napoleon joins Britain (1858-1860) in putting down the Taiping Rebellion in China. In 1859, French troops land in Saigon. By the end of the decade, all Cochin China has become the beginnings of French Indochina.
  • 167. French Empire, 1914
  • 168. the Mexican Fiasco, 1862-1867
  • 169. the Mexican Fiasco, 1862-1867
  • 170. Maximilian and Carlotta beginning as a typical gunboat debt collection scheme, Napoleon dreamed of a North American French satellite 1862, while we were occupied in the Civil War, he gave the Monroe Doctrine its “acid test” his willing dupes, Maximilian von Habsburg (1832-1867) and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium (1840-1927) Napoleon learned that Mexican monarchists wished to overthrow the republic & desired the Austrian archduke to be their emperor French troops pushed inland to create this French satellite empire
  • 171. Maximilian and Carlotta beginning as a typical gunboat debt collection scheme, Napoleon dreamed of a North American French satellite 1862, while we were occupied in the Civil War, he gave the Monroe Doctrine its “acid test” his willing dupes, Maximilian von Habsburg (1832-1867) and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium (1840-1927) Napoleon learned that Mexican monarchists wished to overthrow the republic & desired the Austrian archduke to be their emperor French troops pushed inland to create this French satellite empire
  • 172. Maximilian and Carlotta beginning as a typical gunboat debt collection scheme, Napoleon dreamed of a North American French satellite 1862, while we were occupied in the Civil War, he gave the Monroe Doctrine its “acid test” his willing dupes, Maximilian von Habsburg (1832-1867) and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium (1840-1927) Napoleon learned that Mexican monarchists wished to overthrow the republic & desired the Austrian archduke to be their emperor French troops pushed inland to create this French satellite empire
  • 173. Maximilian and Carlotta beginning as a typical gunboat debt collection scheme, Napoleon dreamed of a North American French satellite 1862, while we were occupied in the Civil War, he gave the Monroe Doctrine its “acid test” his willing dupes, Maximilian von Habsburg (1832-1867) and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium (1840-1927) Napoleon learned that Mexican monarchists wished to overthrow the republic & desired the Austrian archduke to be their emperor French troops pushed inland to create this French satellite empire
  • 174. Maximilian and Carlotta beginning as a typical gunboat debt collection scheme, Napoleon dreamed of a North American French satellite 1862, while we were occupied in the Civil War, he gave the Monroe Doctrine its “acid test” his willing dupes, Maximilian von Habsburg (1832-1867) and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium (1840-1927) Napoleon learned that Mexican monarchists wished to overthrow the republic & desired the Austrian archduke to be their emperor French troops pushed inland to create this French satellite empire
  • 175. Maximilian and Carlotta beginning as a typical gunboat debt collection scheme, Napoleon dreamed of a North American French satellite 1862, while we were occupied in the Civil War, he gave the Monroe Doctrine its “acid test” his willing dupes, Maximilian von Habsburg (1832-1867) and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium (1840-1927) Napoleon learned that Mexican monarchists wished to overthrow the republic & desired the Austrian archduke to be their emperor French troops pushed inland to create this French satellite empire
  • 176. Cinco de Mayo the sole Mexican victory during this invasion occurred here--French KIA, 462; Mexican, 83 Mexican president, Benito Juarez, declared the 5th of May to be a national holiday during the following year, French reinforcements overwhelmed the republicans. French honor was avenged by the Foreign Legion in April, 1863. Mexico City fell that July, but Juarez continued the fight with guerilla resistance. Maximilian arrived in 1864 as Emperor of Mexico never remotely popular, he relied on French bayonets, until they were recalled Battle of Puebla, 5 May 1862
  • 177. Monroe Doctrine passes the test, 1865-66 Presidente Benito Juarez
  • 178. Monroe Doctrine passes the test, 1865-66 Presidente Benito Juarez Secretary of State Wm Seward
  • 179. Monroe Doctrine passes the test, 1865-66 Presidente Benito Juarez Secretary of State Wm Seward General Philip Sheridan, US Army
  • 180. Manet’s painting of Maximilian’s end Queretaro, 19 June 1867
  • 181. The Dilemmas of Continental Policy
  • 182. The Dilemmas of Continental Policy
  • 183. The Dilemmas of Continental Policy
  • 184. The attempted assassination of the Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie by Felice Orsini, January 14, 1858. This artist’s reconstruction shows the scene in front of the old opera house as the fire bombs exploded, killing or wounding several members of the imperial escort and injuring many of the crowd. From, L’Illustration, 23 January 1858
  • 185. Orsini’s appeal to Napoleon Upon your will hangs the fate of my country for good or ill. I adjure Your Majesty to return to Italy the independence her children lost in 1849 through the fault of France….
  • 186. Orsini’s appeal to Napoleon Upon your will hangs the fate of my country for good or ill. I adjure Your Majesty to return to Italy the independence her children lost in 1849 through the fault of France…. As long as Italy is not independent, the peace of Europe and of Your Majesty will be but a will o’ the wisp. Let not Your Majesty deny the last prayer of a patriot on the steps of the scaffold, but deliver my country, and the blessings of five-and-twenty millions of citizens will follow you down the ages.
  • 187. Napoleon’s overall foreign policy goal • he believed that the primary reason for the fall of the July Monarchy had been its tepid foreign policy • determined to avoid this mistake, he set out in 1850 to restore French primacy in the councils of Europe • when he assumed the Imperial title (1852) he knew Britain would be suspicious • that’s why he supported her in the Crimean War (1853-1856) • with the Peace Conference (1856), Paris again became the diplomatic capital of Europe • he next dreamed of revising the Vienna Settlement (1815) into a new Europe based on “completed nationalities and satisfied general interests”
  • 188. “If the nationalities [were granted] the institutions they demand …. then all nations [would] be brothers, and they [would] embrace one another in the presence of tyranny dethroned, of a world refreshed and consoled, and of a contented humanity.”
  • 189. the problem with self-determination of nations
  • 190. the problem with self-determination of nations • feasibility settlement patterns who’s in? who’s out?
  • 191. the problem with self-determination of nations • feasibility settlement patterns who’s in? who’s out? • acceptibility would Russia, Prussia, and Austria give up their Polish territories? would Britain give up Ireland? Would the Scotch-Irish accept being let go? would the French nationalists accept a unified Italy and Germany on their eastern border?
  • 192. IV. Nationalism
  • 193. a definition nationalism: noun; a patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts • an extreme form of this, esp. marked by feelings of superiority over other countries. • advocacy of political independence for a particular country, the desire of a nation to self determine.
  • 194. types of nationalism
  • 195. types of nationalism ethnic nationalism liberal nationalism civic nationalism national conservatism expansionist nationalism anarchism and nationalism romantic nationalism religious nationalism cultural nationalism pan-nationalism Third World nationalism diaspora nationalism
  • 196. four possible cases of states and nationalities
  • 197. four possible cases of states and nationalities • multi-national states examples: Austrian Empire, Russia (“the prison house of Nations”), British Empire
  • 198. four possible cases of states and nationalities • multi-national states examples: Austrian Empire, Russia (“the prison house of Nations”), British Empire • nation states although none are perfectly so, the following seemed fairly content during the nationalist heyday of the nineteenth century: France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Swiss Confederation
  • 199. four possible cases of states and nationalities • multi-national states examples: Austrian Empire, Russia (“the prison house of Nations”), British Empire • nation states although none are perfectly so, the following seemed fairly content during the nationalist heyday of the nineteenth century: France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Swiss Confederation • nationalities without a state Poland (divided among three states) Ireland (Catholics under the heel of the British and the Protestant Scotch-Irish of Ulster)
  • 200. four possible cases of states and nationalities • multi-national states examples: Austrian Empire, Russia (“the prison house of Nations”), British Empire • nation states although none are perfectly so, the following seemed fairly content during the nationalist heyday of the nineteenth century: France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Swiss Confederation • nationalities without a state Poland (divided among three states) Ireland (Catholics under the heel of the British and the Protestant Scotch-Irish of Ulster) • nationalities with nonunited states the Germanies the Italian States
  • 201. elements of romantic nationalism • folklore collections the Grimm brothers “Kinder und Haus-Märchen” (1812) • national epics discovered: “Ossian” forgeries (1790s), “Beowulf” (1818), “Chanson de Roland”(1837) “Niebelungen Lied” (subject to intensive “Germanic” study, 19th c) composed: “Pan Tadeusz” (1831) • national histories, dramas, operas • monuments • public architecture
  • 202. challenges to the development of Italian nationalism • cultural divisions linguistic urban liberals (North) vs rural peasantry (South) • religious loyalty to the reactionary papacy • provincialism state rivalries village vendettas • economic barriers primitive transportation system tariff barriers between states
  • 203. V. Risorgimento Italian Unification literally, “rebirth” or “Renaissance”
  • 204. V. Risorgimento
  • 205. liberal (idealist) <------> conservative (realist) Mazzini Garibaldi Cavour (1805-1872) (1807-1882) (1810-1861) leader, politician, visionary, soldier diplomat revolutionary “the divine stupidity “a strong sense of “hope & change” of a hero” practicality”
  • 206. history’s lessons, 1815-1850 • liberal revolutions of the 1820s local Italian rulers crush with Metternich’s military help • liberal revolutions of 1830-31 a repeat with both Mazzini and Garibaldi exiled to London and South America the Carbonari become Young Italy • 1848-49 even with the “Hungry Forties” mass base, and initial success in Venice, Milan, & Rome, Italy was unable to maintain the Risorgimento against foreign intervention: Austria in the north France in the Papal States
  • 207. enter Count Cavour Camillo Paolo Filippo Giulio Benso, born in 1810 to the fifth Conte di Cavour in Turin prior to entering the cabinet he had practical experience as a soldier, farmer, industrialist and banker founder of the original Italian Liberal Party began in 1850 as minister for agriculture, industry and commerce by the Crimean War, dominated the cabinet “round-faced, rather rumpled...bore a vague resemblance to Mr. Pickwick” “ability to recognize the prerequisites of … success and the will to acquire them”
  • 208. Sardinia Piedmont
  • 209. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated
  • 210. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics”
  • 211. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics” “bluff manners ...almost excessive virility … native shrewdness … served Italy well”
  • 212. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics” “bluff manners ...almost excessive virility … native shrewdness … served Italy well” “… made him accept the advice of a minister whom he personally detested [Cavour]”
  • 213. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics” “bluff manners ...almost excessive virility … native shrewdness … served Italy well” “… made him accept the advice of a minister whom he personally detested [Cavour]”
  • 214. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics” “bluff manners ...almost excessive virility … native shrewdness … served Italy well” “… made him accept the advice of a minister whom he personally detested [Cavour]”
  • 215. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics” “bluff manners ...almost excessive virility … native shrewdness … served Italy well” “… made him accept the advice of a minister whom he personally detested [Cavour]”
  • 216. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics” “bluff manners ...almost excessive virility … native shrewdness … served Italy well” “… made him accept the advice of a minister whom he personally detested [Cavour]”
  • 217. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics” “bluff manners ...almost excessive virility … native shrewdness … served Italy well” “… made him accept the advice of a minister whom he personally detested [Cavour]”
  • 218. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics” “bluff manners ...almost excessive virility … native shrewdness … served Italy well” “… made him accept the advice of a minister whom he personally detested [Cavour]”
  • 219. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics” “bluff manners ...almost excessive virility … native shrewdness … served Italy well” “… made him accept the advice of a minister whom he personally detested [Cavour]”
  • 220. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics” “bluff manners ...almost excessive virility … native shrewdness … served Italy well” “… made him accept the advice of a minister whom he personally detested [Cavour]”
  • 221. Sardinia Piedmont after the defeats at Custozza (24 July 48) and Novara (22-23 March 49) King Charles Albert abdicated his son Victor Emmanuel II “a rude almost primitive man … preferred the joys of the chase and the ballet to the labors of politics” “bluff manners ...almost excessive virility … native shrewdness … served Italy well” “… made him accept the advice of a minister whom he personally detested [Cavour]”
  • 222. Cavour’s connubio (marriage) • how to obtain that foreign assistance which he knew was necessary to achieve unification? • the first step was to dispel the stereotype of Italians as “a volatile and irresponsible people, given to pointless political frenzies but incapable of considered action” • Sardinia must model domestic peace and progress • under his leadership, the Sardinian legislature created a moderate bloc (the so-called connubio) of liberals and conservatives which kept the political extremes impotent • domestic reforms: currency stabilization, tax and tariff reforms, funding of the national debt improvement of the railway net and creation of a transatlantic steamship company encouragement of new private enterprise
  • 223. The Enemy--Austria in Italy
  • 224. Austria in Italy
  • 225. Austria in Italy • since 1815 Austria had encouraged the industrial development of Lombardy and Venetia
  • 226. Austria in Italy • since 1815 Austria had encouraged the industrial development of Lombardy and Venetia • by the 1850s the two Italian provinces represented 25% of the Empire’s tax revenue
  • 227. Austria in Italy • since 1815 Austria had encouraged the industrial development of Lombardy and Venetia • by the 1850s the two Italian provinces represented 25% of the Empire’s tax revenue • 70,000 soldiers were based in the Quadrilateral
  • 228. Austria in Italy • since 1815 Austria had encouraged the industrial development of Lombardy and Venetia • by the 1850s the two Italian provinces represented 25% of the Empire’s tax revenue • 70,000 soldiers were based in the Quadrilateral • they represented a “quick reaction force” ready to put down revolutions in the imperial states or in any of Austria’s Italian client states
  • 229. Austria in Italy • since 1815 Austria had encouraged the industrial development of Lombardy and Venetia • by the 1850s the two Italian provinces represented 25% of the Empire’s tax revenue • 70,000 soldiers were based in the Quadrilateral • they represented a “quick reaction force” ready to put down revolutions in the imperial states or in any of Austria’s Italian client states • the Austrian general staff had plans to expand its troop levels in Italy to 120,000 if necessary
  • 230. Austria in Italy • since 1815 Austria had encouraged the industrial development of Lombardy and Venetia • by the 1850s the two Italian provinces represented 25% of the Empire’s tax revenue • 70,000 soldiers were based in the Quadrilateral • they represented a “quick reaction force” ready to put down revolutions in the imperial states or in any of Austria’s Italian client states • the Austrian general staff had plans to expand its troop levels in Italy to 120,000 if necessary • most of the Austrian military budget was devoted to fortress construction and maintenance: in Italy and on the other frontiers
  • 231. the road to Plombiers, 20 July 1858
  • 232. the road to Plombiers, 20 July 1858 • the connubio won admiration for Sardinia, especially in Britain and France
  • 233. the road to Plombiers, 20 July 1858 • the connubio won admiration for Sardinia, especially in Britain and France • Sardinia’s entry into the Crimean War won their friendship, and the right to denounce neutral Austria at the international forum of the Paris Peace Congress
  • 234. the road to Plombiers, 20 July 1858 • the connubio won admiration for Sardinia, especially in Britain and France • Sardinia’s entry into the Crimean War won their friendship, and the right to denounce neutral Austria at the international forum of the Paris Peace Congress • still, both countries warned Cavour to accept the status quo for now
  • 235. the road to Plombiers, 20 July 1858 • the connubio won admiration for Sardinia, especially in Britain and France • Sardinia’s entry into the Crimean War won their friendship, and the right to denounce neutral Austria at the international forum of the Paris Peace Congress • still, both countries warned Cavour to accept the status quo for now • he could not. As he wrote: If we had dropped the flag that we had waved at Paris, Mazzinianism [revolutionary republican politics] would have recovered and the moral influence of the revolutionary party would have reached complete ascendancy
  • 236. the road to Plombiers, 20 July 1858 • the connubio won admiration for Sardinia, especially in Britain and France • Sardinia’s entry into the Crimean War won their friendship, and the right to denounce neutral Austria at the international forum of the Paris Peace Congress • still, both countries warned Cavour to accept the status quo for now • he could not. As he wrote: If we had dropped the flag that we had waved at Paris, Mazzinianism [revolutionary republican politics] would have recovered and the moral influence of the revolutionary party would have reached complete ascendancy • he gave secret support to the National Society, an alliance promoting Victor Emmanuel as King of Italy
  • 237. the road to Plombiers, 20 July 1858 • the connubio won admiration for Sardinia, especially in Britain and France • Sardinia’s entry into the Crimean War won their friendship, and the right to denounce neutral Austria at the international forum of the Paris Peace Congress • still, both countries warned Cavour to accept the status quo for now • he could not. As he wrote: If we had dropped the flag that we had waved at Paris, Mazzinianism [revolutionary republican politics] would have recovered and the moral influence of the revolutionary party would have reached complete ascendancy • he gave secret support to the National Society, an alliance promoting Victor Emmanuel as King of Italy • an “elaborate correspondence” with Napoleon III proved the emperor willing to make a deal
  • 238. the agreement
  • 239. the agreement • if Piedmont found herself at war with Austria, she would receive the support of the armies of France
  • 240. the agreement • if Piedmont found herself at war with Austria, she would receive the support of the armies of France • after victory, she would be allowed to annex Lombardy and Venetia, Parma and Modena, and part of the Papal States
  • 241. the agreement • if Piedmont found herself at war with Austria, she would receive the support of the armies of France • after victory, she would be allowed to annex Lombardy and Venetia, Parma and Modena, and part of the Papal States • Italy would become a federation under the presidency of the pope:
  • 242. the agreement • if Piedmont found herself at war with Austria, she would receive the support of the armies of France • after victory, she would be allowed to annex Lombardy and Venetia, Parma and Modena, and part of the Papal States • Italy would become a federation under the presidency of the pope: the new Piedmontese kingdom
  • 243. the agreement • if Piedmont found herself at war with Austria, she would receive the support of the armies of France • after victory, she would be allowed to annex Lombardy and Venetia, Parma and Modena, and part of the Papal States • Italy would become a federation under the presidency of the pope: the new Piedmontese kingdom Tuscany, enlarged by papal Umbria and the Marches
  • 244. the agreement • if Piedmont found herself at war with Austria, she would receive the support of the armies of France • after victory, she would be allowed to annex Lombardy and Venetia, Parma and Modena, and part of the Papal States • Italy would become a federation under the presidency of the pope: the new Piedmontese kingdom Tuscany, enlarged by papal Umbria and the Marches a greatly reduced Roman state
  • 245. the agreement • if Piedmont found herself at war with Austria, she would receive the support of the armies of France • after victory, she would be allowed to annex Lombardy and Venetia, Parma and Modena, and part of the Papal States • Italy would become a federation under the presidency of the pope: the new Piedmontese kingdom Tuscany, enlarged by papal Umbria and the Marches a greatly reduced Roman state an unchanged Naples (Kingdom of the Two Sicilies)
  • 246. the agreement • if Piedmont found herself at war with Austria, she would receive the support of the armies of France • after victory, she would be allowed to annex Lombardy and Venetia, Parma and Modena, and part of the Papal States • Italy would become a federation under the presidency of the pope: the new Piedmontese kingdom Tuscany, enlarged by papal Umbria and the Marches a greatly reduced Roman state an unchanged Naples (Kingdom of the Two Sicilies) • France would receive Nice and Savoy from Piedmont Sardinia
  • 247. the agreement • if Piedmont found herself at war with Austria, she would receive the support of the armies of France • after victory, she would be allowed to annex Lombardy and Venetia, Parma and Modena, and part of the Papal States • Italy would become a federation under the presidency of the pope: the new Piedmontese kingdom Tuscany, enlarged by papal Umbria and the Marches a greatly reduced Roman state an unchanged Naples (Kingdom of the Two Sicilies) • France would receive Nice and Savoy from Piedmont Sardinia • “the bargain would be sealed by the marriage of Victor Emmanuel’s 15 year old daughter Clotilde to Napoleon’s cousin Jerome, a man rich in years and bad habits”
  • 248. Austria’s blunders
  • 249. Austria’s blunders • Austria imposed conscription on Lombardy and Venetia, December, 1858
  • 250. Austria’s blunders • Austria imposed conscription on Lombardy and Venetia, December, 1858 • hundreds of evaders fled to Piedmont, Austria demanded their return, border incidents mount
  • 251. Austria’s blunders • Austria imposed conscription on Lombardy and Venetia, December, 1858 • hundreds of evaders fled to Piedmont, Austria demanded their return, border incidents mount • Cavour refuses, begins war preparations: floats war bonds in February, calls for volunteers and activates the reserves
  • 252. Austria’s blunders • Austria imposed conscription on Lombardy and Venetia, December, 1858 • hundreds of evaders fled to Piedmont, Austria demanded their return, border incidents mount • Cavour refuses, begins war preparations: floats war bonds in February, calls for volunteers and activates the reserves • in March and April, international pressure on Napoleon leads him to call on Cavour to demobilize and prepare for an international conference
  • 253. Austria’s blunders • Austria imposed conscription on Lombardy and Venetia, December, 1858 • hundreds of evaders fled to Piedmont, Austria demanded their return, border incidents mount • Cavour refuses, begins war preparations: floats war bonds in February, calls for volunteers and activates the reserves • in March and April, international pressure on Napoleon leads him to call on Cavour to demobilize and prepare for an international conference • amazingly, Austria now issues an ultimatum--disarmament or war
  • 254. Austria’s blunders • Austria imposed conscription on Lombardy and Venetia, December, 1858 • hundreds of evaders fled to Piedmont, Austria demanded their return, border incidents mount • Cavour refuses, begins war preparations: floats war bonds in February, calls for volunteers and activates the reserves • in March and April, international pressure on Napoleon leads him to call on Cavour to demobilize and prepare for an international conference • amazingly, Austria now issues an ultimatum--disarmament or war • war begins, April, 1859
  • 255. Cacciatori delle Alpi, 1859
  • 256. battle of Magenta, June 4, 1859
  • 257. battle of Magenta, June 4, 1859 • Austrian Marshal Ferencz Gyulai attempts to slow the French forces by blowing up the bridges across the Ticino River • Early Austrian success leads them to prematurely telegraph victory to Vienna • French General MacMahon(1808-1893) crosses the river and with a brilliant pincer movement turns defeat into victory. For this he is made Duke of Magenta, later president of the Third French Republic • Of the six thousand casualties about three-quarters were Austrian
  • 258. battle of Solferino, 24 June 1859 • another French victory and a much greater affair • thirty-eight thousand lay dead, dying, or wounded on the field
  • 259. Napoleon’s armistice at Villafranca, 11 July • he was shaken by the losses at Solferino and the war’s unpopularity at home • Prussia had begun mobilization and he feared they might enter the war • Napoleon opened secret negotiations with Franz Josef who was as eager as he to end the war • the terms they reached, behind Cavour’s back: Lombardy to Piedmont, restoration of the Habsburg Dukes of Tuscany and Modena to the thrones from which they had been driven during the war, an Italian federation under the pope, Austria keeps Venetia • when Cavour learned of this from his king he”raved like a maniac” and resigned his office
  • 260. unenforceable • the revolutions in Tuscany, Modena, Parma and the Romagna were the work of agents of the National Society • assemblies in these states met in August and voted for union with Piedmont • neither Napoleon nor Franz Josef had the stomach to try to prevent this by military force • Great Britain’s strong liberal government supported the aspirations of the central Italian peoples • January, 1860, Cavour returns to power and asks Napoleon’s terms for accepting this addition to Piedmont • March, 1860, in return for Nice and Savoy, Napoleon agrees to the annexation
  • 261. Garibaldi; “If it won’t go on , Sire, try a little more powder.” From Punch, November 17, 1860 “The Right Leg in the Boot at Last”
  • 262. Garibaldi and the “Thousand” • during the 1859 war, Garibaldi led “Hunters of the Alps” in harassing the Austrians • May, 1860, Sicilian disorders encouraged him to intervene there • he loaded a thousand red-shirt volunteers on two leaky steamers and dodged the Neapolitan gunboats seeking to capture him • by mid-July he had defeated 24,000 Bourbon troops and raised his own numbers to 10,000 • Cavour was opposed but could only watch as Garibaldi crossed to the mainland and marched on Naples • he conquered a country of 11 million people in the space of five months • then he offered his conquest to victor Emmanuel and returned to his island home, Caprera
  • 263. Garibaldi embarks 5 May 1860 Spedizione dei Mille
  • 264. A Palermo od all’ Inferno Nino Bixio, 1862
  • 265. A Palermo od all’ Inferno Nino Bixio, 1862
  • 266. “Avanti, Cacciatori! Avanti! Entrate nel centro!”
  • 267. “Avanti, Cacciatori! Avanti! Entrate nel centro!”
  • 268. “Avanti, Cacciatori! Avanti! Entrate nel centro!”
  • 269. “Avanti, Cacciatori! Avanti! Entrate nel centro!”
  • 270. “Avanti, Cacciatori! Avanti! Entrate nel centro!”
  • 271. “Avanti, Cacciatori! Avanti! Entrate nel centro!”
  • 272. “Avanti, Cacciatori! Avanti! Entrate nel centro!”
  • 273. “Avanti, Cacciatori! Avanti! Entrate nel centro!”
  • 274. “Avanti, Cacciatori! Avanti! Entrate nel centro!”
  • 275. 1866
  • 276. the last decade 1860-1870 Venezia e Roma
  • 277. the last decade 1860-1870 Venezia e Roma
  • 278. Cavour’s work in retrospect
  • 279. Cavour’s work in retrospect • he did not live to see his goal achieved. Worn out by the dealings, especially after Plombiers, he died in the spring of 1861, age fifty-one
  • 280. Cavour’s work in retrospect • he did not live to see his goal achieved. Worn out by the dealings, especially after Plombiers, he died in the spring of 1861, age fifty-one • “diplomatic adroitness unmatched in the long history of the Italian states”
  • 281. Cavour’s work in retrospect • he did not live to see his goal achieved. Worn out by the dealings, especially after Plombiers, he died in the spring of 1861, age fifty-one • “diplomatic adroitness unmatched in the long history of the Italian states” • however, “founded upon calculated duplicity and flagrant disregard for … values and the … law”
  • 282. Cavour’s work in retrospect • he did not live to see his goal achieved. Worn out by the dealings, especially after Plombiers, he died in the spring of 1861, age fifty-one • “diplomatic adroitness unmatched in the long history of the Italian states” • however, “founded upon calculated duplicity and flagrant disregard for … values and the … law” • his disdain for the culture and wishes of the southern provinces led to resentments which persist to the present day
  • 283. Cavour’s work in retrospect • he did not live to see his goal achieved. Worn out by the dealings, especially after Plombiers, he died in the spring of 1861, age fifty-one • “diplomatic adroitness unmatched in the long history of the Italian states” • however, “founded upon calculated duplicity and flagrant disregard for … values and the … law” • his disdain for the culture and wishes of the southern provinces led to resentments which persist to the present day • “… the Piedmontese treated the kingdom of Naples almost as if it were an African colony; … economic spoilation and exploitation….”
  • 284. Venetia--the Austro-Prussian War, 1866
  • 285. Venetia--the Austro-Prussian War, 1866 following the example of Cavour, Italian diplomats relied entirely upon diplomacy to gain Venetia
  • 286. Venetia--the Austro-Prussian War, 1866 following the example of Cavour, Italian diplomats relied entirely upon diplomacy to gain Venetia as tensions between Prussia and Austria increased by mid-decade, they sold their services to the former
  • 287. Venetia--the Austro-Prussian War, 1866 following the example of Cavour, Italian diplomats relied entirely upon diplomacy to gain Venetia as tensions between Prussia and Austria increased by mid-decade, they sold their services to the former the naval battle of Lissa, 20 July 1866 was the last instance where wooden vessels outfought the new ironclads
  • 288. Venetia--the Austro-Prussian War, 1866 following the example of Cavour, Italian diplomats relied entirely upon diplomacy to gain Venetia as tensions between Prussia and Austria increased by mid-decade, they sold their services to the former the naval battle of Lissa, 20 July 1866 was the last instance where wooden vessels outfought the new ironclads
  • 289. Venetia--the Austro-Prussian War, 1866 following the example of Cavour, Italian diplomats relied entirely upon diplomacy to gain Venetia as tensions between Prussia and Austria increased by mid-decade, they sold their services to the former the naval battle of Lissa, 20 July 1866 was the last instance where wooden vessels outfought the new ironclads
  • 290. Venetia--the Austro-Prussian War, 1866 following the example of Cavour, Italian diplomats relied entirely upon diplomacy to gain Venetia as tensions between Prussia and Austria increased by mid-decade, they sold their services to the former the naval battle of Lissa, 20 July 1866 was the last instance where wooden vessels outfought the new ironclads Italian ground forces fared no better
  • 291. Venetia--the Austro-Prussian War, 1866 following the example of Cavour, Italian diplomats relied entirely upon diplomacy to gain Venetia as tensions between Prussia and Austria increased by mid-decade, they sold their services to the former the naval battle of Lissa, 20 July 1866 was the last instance where wooden vessels outfought the new ironclads Italian ground forces fared no better despite her miserable performance, Italy was given the prize
  • 292. the Roman Question, 1861-1929 began when the Kingdom of Italy announced that Rome was its capital, 1861 as long as Napoleon III used French military force as “Defender of the Faith,” Pius IX was able to maintain an ever shrinking Papal State after France declared war on Prussia (July, 1870) the troops were withdrawn in August in the midst of Vatican I (1868-suspended in September, 1870) 50,000 Italian troops marched on Rome after Pio Nono scorned a diplomatic solution “the Supreme Pontiff is not chaplain to the King of Italy” Papal Zouave, 1860
  • 293. a symbolic defense
  • 294. the “wedding cake”