French Revolution

Causes of the French Revolution

Equalities in the society :

The society at that time was formed by a structural social classes; the First Estate (clergy); the Second Estate (nobility); and the Third Estate (commoners). The king was considered part of no estate. Napoleon was one of the people who helped out of the crisis in France. The third station was the most affected with the high taxes and work for the king. The first and second estate they have no taxes to pay or work to do. They don't have rulers or something to follow.The first and second stations they were oppressing the third estate to pay high taxes and work hard for the better economy. With the crisis of limit food that was in France. The third station delivered all the food had to the king. They did not have enough food, or work and many persons was dying.
EnlightenmenEnlightenment ideas philosophy: Desacralized the authority of the monarchy and the Catholic Church, and promoted a new society based on reason instead of traditions. Enlightenment was created for help more the third station because it was more affected for the government and the king. This news ideas it was going to create the right for each person and the equality. This made the king lose power and more people were against him and his lawst
3. A financial crisis : France was going through an economic crisis where all the population were affected but the third station was most affected and it was going through a bad time. They had no work or food, plus the corruption and high rates the king was putting on the third station, in addition many villages were being overcrowded and a lot of people were dying, they have no choice.
Reign of Terror and impact it had on French Society and the Revolution

The mountain began a series of accusations, trials, and executions that is why they is calling Reign of Terror. The Terror began on September 5, 1793 when the Convention voted in favor of measures of terror to suppress Counter Revolutionary activities.During the Reign of Terror (1793–1794), about 40,000 people were executed or murdered. Its purpose was to purge France of enemies of the Revolution and protect the country from foreign invaders

Effects of the reign of terror in French: Loss life, Destruction of property ,Economic decline, Wars with other nations and End of political parties:
.Napoleon: Hero or Villain I think that Napoleon was a hero by some people, and some people see him as a villain. It can be argued that he was a hero because he was a strong military leader which allowed him to expanded French territory, and he helps to modernized France. The people considered him a hero because he stopped all the bloodshed from the revolution and prevented a return of the Bourbon monarchy. He was the person who did everything who no one could do. Napoleon was one of the people who helped out of the crisis in France and that is why at this time we know France. It may be that many people consider him a villain because of the death of many soldiers, but through that he helped to improve the stability of France
How other countries (ie, England, America) reacted to the French Revolution and Napoleon

The French Revolution obviously had a major impact on Europe and the New World.

The closer other countries were, the greater and deeper was the French impact, bringing liberalism and the end of many feudal or traditional laws and practices. The enlightenment was the inspiration for others countries to make new ideas to improve the country's soundness.The greatest impact came of course in France itself. In addition to effects similar to those in Italy and Switzerland, France saw the introduction of the principle of legal equality, and the downgrading of the once powerful and rich Catholic Church to just a bureau controlled by the government. Power became centralized in Paris, with its strong bureaucracy and an army supplied by conscripting all young men. French politics were permanently polarized new names were given, "left" and "right" for the supporters and opponents of the principles of the Revolution.

The benefits the Italians gained from the French Revolution:

For nearly two decades the Italians had the excellent codes of law, a fair system of taxation, a better economic situation, and more religious and intellectual toleration than they had known for centuries. Everywhere old physical, economic, and intellectual barriers had been thrown down and the Italians had begun to be aware of a common nationalit

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