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A Belgian Revolution
Transcript of A Belgian Revolution
Where Did This Happen?
So What Happened?
(Summary of Events)
The Flemings (of Flanders) in the North who mainly speak Dutch
The Walloons (of Wallonia) who are French-speakers in the South
Belgium and surrounding areas (The Netherlands, France, Germany, and Luxembourg)
A Belgian Revolution
(August 25, 1830 – July 14, 1831)
By: Antoinette Randall, Uzma Jamil, and Abigail Kanchan
Hey guys, this is Antoinette. If you work on the project, just leave a little note here so we can keep each other posted. If you finish something, write complete next to the Requirements list on the side (-->).
Map of Conflict Area:
Pictures of Prominent Figures:
Summary of Events:
Leaders Opposing the Revolution:
William I of the Netherlands
Erasme Louis Surlet de Chokier
Étienne Maurice Gérard
It's Antoinette. I finished the title page, prominent figures and map. Hope you guys like it.
It's Uzma! I'll do the long term legacy and hopefully abby will do the outcome*fingers crossed* Its nearly 1 in the morning and i just came back from a party but i shall be up at 10 tmmr morning finishing it up! Text me if you need help with anything! Good morning :)
Hey it's Uzma again! I just finished outcome & Long term legacy. I have to go do my online homework but I'll be back by 12!
It's Antoinette. I edited the Outcome, the Leaders, and Long-Term Legacy, added some stuff that Abby sent me. I'll be on later to help with our final and most grueling task; the Summary of Events. Peace out!
It's Abby I added one more to the long term legacy hope it's ok with you guys :)
Social and Economic Problems
More on What Happened
On April 19, 1839 the Treaty of London was signed by the European powers (including the Netherlands), and they agreed to recognize Belgium as an independent and neutral country. King Leopold was placed in charge of Belgium.
Wages fell about 30%
Industrial city of Dhent and habor city of Antwerp greatly suffered (Less production and ships)
Orangism started for the reunification of Belgium
A country divided by language
King of the Netherlands
Belgian Liberal and A Leader of the Belgian Revolution
A Chairman of the National Congress and he helped write The Belgian Constitution (1831)
Commanded the Northern Army during the Belgian Revolution
A country divided by politics and government
The country has been politically divided in terms of class for a long time and, more recently, been sharply divided over differences of unequal economic development.
This ongoing conflict is changing the formerly unitary Belgian state into a federal state, and repeating governmental crises.
(Summary of Events Part 2)
Hey guys, it's Antoinette again! Alright, we're almost done with the project (Yay!), but we still need to complete the Summary of Events. On those slides we need to put how it began, what happened, and stuff like that (Pictures would be cool, too). How it ended is on the Outcome slide. Once that is done, so are we with this project! Great job guys, you rock!
It's Abby I did the summary
It's Antoinette, again. I edited the summary and added more stuff Abby sent me. I edited the rest of the project, too.
I think we should add background music! :) -Uzma
A major battle took place in Brussels (Prince Frederick vs. the rebels) and the troops were forced to withdraw.
This was a major part of the story of the Belgian Revolution, because the armies proceeded to withdraw to the fortresses of Maastricht, Venlo, and Antwerp.
After harsh bombardments there was an assembling of a National Congress, after which King William resorted to the Great Powers.
London conference of 1830 declared Belgium as an independent state.
King William denied the fact Belgium was independent and ignored the London conference's settlement.
He later drew up a army of Dutch men and invaded Belgium from August 2 to August 12 of 1831, this invasion was called the Ten Day Campaign.
This failed because of French military intervention (Gerard and the Northern Army).
It basically started due to the treatment of the French-speaking Catholic Walloons in the Dutch-dominated Netherlands, and the difference of religion between the Belgians and their Dutch king.
Another cause was the supremacy of the Dutch over the economic, political, and social institutions of the Kingdom.
On 25th August 1830, a riot, also known as the Opera Riot, was caused, which triggered uprisings in other parts of the country. (This uprising followed a special performance in honor of the King's birthday. The crowd poured into the streets after the performance, shouting patriotic slogans, and took over government buildings.)
Riots increased, leading to a revolution to emerge.
The extremists began taking over major parts of the country (important buildings and factories) until they gained leadership.
King William I attempted to send troops his sons commanded to control the fighting and regain command, and his efforts were fruitless.
Prince William claimed the only way to end the crisis, but the King refused to relent.
And We Are Done! Yay!
Prince Frederick of the Netherlands
Second son of the king
Prince William of the Netherlands
King William I's first-born son.