France, The July Revolution Against Charles X,
On 16th March 1830, the members of the liberal opposition within the Chamber of Deputies deliberately challenged the reactionary Charles X, voting 221 to 181 to request that he change his council headed by the ultra conservative Prince Jules de Polignac. Charles's response was to dissolve the chamber.
Subsequently he assumed dictatorial powers including imposing strict controls over the press. The Revolution which followed developed extremely quickly and within a fortnight Charles had been forced to abdicate in favour of his grandson, Louis Philippe, the son of Philippe Egalite, the Bourbons being replaced by the Orleans branch of the House of Bourbon.
The period which followed up 1848 proved a great disappointment for the radicals and was really just a realignment of those in power, especially amongst the bourgeoisie and former Napoleonic officials.
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