I believe that one of the main causes of the French Revolution was the reigning of King Louis XVI of France. Another cause was the conflict between the Monarchy and the nobility over the “reform” of the tax system which led to paralysis and bankruptcy.
The French Revolution was not successful. I think the French Revolution wasn't successful because The French Revolution also failed to establish a constitutional monarchy or a representative government. France began in 1789 with the absolute monarch of Louis XVI and ended with the military dictatorship of Napoleon Bonaparte.
I see Napoleon Bonaparte as a hero. Napoleon was a hero because when the citizens wanted equality, Napoleon gave them equality through the education system and the tax system. He was also seen as a hero because he was a military genius and won so many key battles for his country. He was seen as a hero and gained a lot of respect throughout Europe.
Napoleon Bonaparte in 1812
Napoleon Bonaparte after he declared himself Emperor.
It affected many other countries because the French Revolution resulted in an established democratic institution, elections, constitutions and a modern government. These effects changed laws and the hierarchy of power.