Did France's invasion of Algiers make it easier for King Charles X to get overthrown in 1830?

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Ad Honoris
May 2014
12,761
SoCal
#1
I heard speculation on another site that France's invasion of Algiers in 1830 made it easier for French King Charles X to get overthrown later that same year due to the fact that this caused a lot of French troops to be in North Africa rather than in France where they could have propped up Charles X's rule.

Anyway, is there any truth to this speculation? Specifically, would French King Charles X have been more likely to remain in power in 1830 had he not sent off a lot of French troops and sailors to Algiers earlier that year?

Any thoughts on this?
 
May 2017
504
France
#2
The debarkment of Sidi Ferruch was the ultimate and desesperate tentative of the government Polignac to save the catastrofic political regime of Charles X.When during the "three glorious days" of july 1830 the parisian population attacked the municipal guard,Talleyrand was making the dictation of his memories to his secretary.Hearing the noise in the street of Rivoli,he opened the door and said to his secretary:"Please write that the Bourbon s regime has stopped to exist…".Charles X was obsessed by the eventuality to be caught alive in the streets of Paris,and to be-in the best case,don t forget the terrible knife that the duque of Berry had received in the stomach-lead to the guillotine like Louis XVI.He had allways prepared his evacuation in England with a diligence of 8 horses ,with suitcases fulled,ready to run to Anvers to take the most rapid goelette destined to the Thames.The troops sent to Algiers,would have made nothing for him.In fact, they were choosen because they seemed to become the most dangerous for the power,which decided to use Algiers as the "poubelle de l armee".
 

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