Compare and contrast the revolutions which occurred in Europe between 1789 and 1848. What were their causes and impact on the history of World Civilization? How were these revolutions similar and/or different?
Were the successes and the failures of the great historical figures, Napoleon, Metternich, and Bismarck, the result entirely of their own plans and actions or of the circumstances in which they lived? Did these men make events happen or were they simply at the right time at the right place? Support your answer with specific facts as evidence.