Vienna, March 1848
Ferdinand technically ruled, but Metternich controlled. Riots broke out and Ferdinand forced Metternich to leave. Rioting continues/Ferd is discouraged.
Rioters demanded a constitution- wanted to abolish the robot. Ferd said yes so peasants stopped rioting/the revolution lost momentum
the revolutionary hype dies/revolution crushed in Vienna. Joseph Francis succeeds Ferd.
(1848-1916) Eliminates constitution, Austria is centralized- not divided by ethnic boundaries. Regression to before 1848- conservative victory!