The French Revolution have similarities and differences, a good similarity is the leader. During the French Revolution Louis XVI was the leader until January 21, 1793 because he was executed. Like President Assad, Louis XVI was not well liked by the people causing his execution. That is why I believe President Assad will be pushed out of office because Louis XVI was before he died. Another similarity is in-equality, in the French Revolution there were estates (First, Second and Third), third being the lowest. The third estate didn't have the money to buy bread from the taxation and just like in Syria there are a lot of people starving from the blockade of food.
Some differences between the French Revolution and the Syrian Civil War are the reasons for the war/revolution. In the French Revolution it isn't only that they don't like Louis XVI, it is what he is doing. He is taxing the lowest class, not having any money to buy things for themselves and families such as bread. In the Syrian Civil War the people didn't like Assad because he didn't exactly do what they wanted. The people wanted the violence to stop under his command and they wanted more freedom. Assad wouldn't give that up.
- Sources: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26116868