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Fundamental Rights of the German People 1848 / Lithograph by Adolph Schroedter
Revolutions of 1848/49 in the German states.
Fundamental Rights of the German People (Frankfurt National Assembly ratifies and announces the
law on 27th December...
Barricade in Berlin after a Street Battle 1848
Héros de la liberté les 18 et 19 mars 1848 à Berlin
Delegates of the German National Assembly
Souvenir du combat de la libération dans la nuit fatale du
Delegates on Their Way to the National Assembly's Meeting in St Paul's Church
People Watching Archduke John of Austria from the Window
Berlin Zeughaus Siege
Angry Attack by Republicans
I'm Dying for the Freedom of Germany
Brothers, Hold Fast to Freedom and Justice
Delegates on Their Way to the National Assembly's Meeting in St Paul's Church
Bourgeois Newspaper Readers / 1848
Opening of the German Parliament in Paulskirche, Frankfurt
Robert Blum, député de Leipzig fusil– lé à Brigittenau à Vi
L’administrateur salue le roi de Prusse à l’inauguration de
Vente de la Vérité
A Member of Parliament Announces Armistice
German National Assembly 1848/49
Berlin in a State of Siege! Disarmament of the People’s Army
The people of Erfurt Fight the Regulars on 23–24 November
Free and United
Les démocrates de Berlin attaquant l’hôtel du Premier minis
Combat entre les citoyens et les soldats dans la rue Frankf
Baden Uprising, April 1848
The Happy Return of Grand Duke Leopold of Baden
Scènes de la révolution menée par les ouvriers des faubourg
The Storming of the Zeughaus, Berlin
Hommage à l’administrateur impérial l’archiduc Jean à Berli
F. Mesmer, 1848
Barricade sur l’Alexanderplatz.
The German National Assembly at St Paul’s Church in Frankfurt a. M. 1848
Attack on the Palais the Prince of Prussia
Frédéric-Guillaume IV entouré des grands princes allemands
Celebrations on the Opening of the National Assembly
La barricade à l’angle de la Kronen– straße et de la Friedr
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German Revolutions of 1848–49
German revolutions of 1848–49.
Fight for civil liberty and human rights.

Following the February Revolution of 1948 in France, the spirit of revolution spread right across Europe.

The German revolutions of 1848–49, also called the March Revolution, were a series of loosely coordinated protests and rebellions in the states of the German Confederation, including the Austrian Empire.

The revolutions, which stressed pan-Germanism, evolved from popular discontent with the traditional, largely autocratic political structure of the thirty-nine independent states of the Confederation that inherited the German territory of the former Holy Roman Empire.

There were violent protests in Berlin, Vienna and Dresden, which shook the old order and resulted in the first free elections and an all-German parliament in Frankfurt's Paulskirche.
In December 1848 the "Basic Rights for the German People" proclaimed equal rights for all citizens before the law. On 28th March 1849, the draft of the Paulskirchenverfassung constitution was finally passed.

In the end the revolution of 1848 failed in its attempt to unify the German-speaking states because the Frankfurt Assembly reflected the many different interests of the German ruling classes and subsequently its members were unable to form coalitions and push for specific goals. The Frankfurt Assembly was dissolved on 31st May 1849.