International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)

The European Revolution of 1848 (alternately known as the Spring of Nations or the Year of Revolution) brought about the emergence of INTERPOL. It is an international organization that monitors transnational crimes across the globe and facilitates international police cooperation. This entry discusses the history of INTERPOL, its structure, and its global role in law enforcement.

European Revolution of 1848

The European Revolution was a general discontent among the masses due to a widespread decline in traditional authority in which over 50 countries were involved. Among the leading countries of the revolution were France, Denmark, Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Russia. In all of the countries, pivotal to the uprisings were people’s dissatisfaction with political leadership, agitations for freedom of the press, need ...

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