Nationalism in Europe (C10)

Describe Economic Hardships Faced By Europe In 1830s?


Economic hardships:

  1. Enormous increase in population was seen all over Europe.

  2. In most countries there were more seekers of jobs than employment.

  3. Population from rural areas migrated to the cities to live in over crowded slums.

  4. Small producers in towns were often faced with stiff competition from imports of cheap machine made goods from England.

  5. In Europe where the aristocracy still enjoyed power, peasants struggled under the burden of feudal dues and obligations.

  6. The rise of food prices as a result of bad harvest led to wide spread pauperism in town and country.