The next issue was enlightenment ideas. A growing number of the French citizens had absorbed the ideas of "equality" and "freedom"of the individual" as presented by Voltaire, jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot and other philosophers of the Age Of enlightenment. The American Revolution demonstrated that it was plausible for enlightenment ideas about how A government should be organized to actually be put into practice.
Now, to tackle the question, "was the French Revolution successful?" I believe that the French Revolution was both a success and a failure. Because it brought on the rise of napoleon and military dictatorship. But it also ended the monarchy of Louis XVI. It also had a loss of life resulting from people taking justice into their own hands. (reign of terror)
How the reign of terror influenced French society and the revolution. The reign of terror was a period of time (1794-1794) in which Loss of lives, destruction of property and wars with other nations. the first, is the loss of lives. The reign of terror led to massive loss of lives in France. It’s estimated that about 17,000 people were guillotined and this included high level persons like King Louis and his wife Antoinette, Robespierre, Danton, and other persons of high profile were put to death.
The second, destruction of property. Beside, there was destruction of property and infrastructure in France. This includes Hotel Deville and the Bastille prison which were destroyed by the mob. Several castles and mansions including property were attacked and destroyed by the revolutionaries.
Economic decline: There was general economic decline that arose from unstable political atmosphere. Inflation, unemployment, famine and starvation reached their highest levels during the reign terror. Many industries were also destroyed which affected the French economy.
The French Revolution impacted other countries in various ways. In Europe, the revolution led to a series of wars between various countries and the French. It also led to the rise of Napoleon and the empire he won, albeit briefly.
The French Revolution caused the US a great deal of trouble. First, it helped split the country between pro-British and pro-French factions. Second, it led to many problems in foreign policy. The French and British went to war, and the US was caught in between with both countries preying on US shipping to the other country. This eventually led to near-war with the French and finally to the War of 1812 with the British.
French liberation/occupation of almost all continental Europe provoked specially in Germany the birth of a national feeling, who gave later the unification of Italy, Germany, and after WW I Tchecoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Yougoslavia