It was clear that he could not continue the repressive tactics of his predecessor.
The emperor had returned to Bismarcks policy of joining social reform with repressive legislation.
At Narbonne in 1234 and Toulouse in 1235), but the repressive measures were terrible.
So long as the repressive machinery instituted by the Carlsbad Decrees worked smoothly, Germany was not likely to be troubled by revolutions.
Many of his noble supporters escaped, he did his best to provide them with ships, others were executed, while the great Whig, Forbes of Culloden, protested against the bad policy of the repressive measures.