A Horrible Life Of A French Revolution

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Hi, I am a peasant living a horrible life at the moment. It is the late 1780’s, and there are many problems going on. The food prices are skyrocketing such as bread, and I am too poor to afford the food. At the moment, France is going through an economic crisis, and the crisis is going deeper than government finances. I heard that even financial reforms could not help the crisis. The taxes are going to King Louis XVI and Antoinette, and all they’re doing with the money is spending it on themselves, and also putting themselves way too far in debt. This is horrible for us poor people, because this is just making us more poor. The pay we get is all going to the taxes we need to pay. The king and queen do not show any concern for all of us, who …show more content…
I have heard that about six thousand women marched thirteen miles in the pouring rain from Paris to Versailles. They were shouting the word bread, and demanded to see the king. Most of the crowd were angry at the queen, Marie Antoinette. She was having a great life and lived a life of great pleasure, while we were all living a life that was horrible. The women that had marched to Versailles refused to leave until the king had listened to their most important demand and left. The king had promise to move the court from Versailles to Paris and when they got to Paris, they moved into the Tuileries palace. This took a step toward democracy because the women showed power by making them follow …show more content…
Napoleon was a very good military leader as well. He had a military success of winning many wars and being victorious. Everyone like Napoleon even though he had crowned himself as emperor. I am now able to afford more things even as a peasant. He had a great impact on the reforms of France and the revolution. He was restoring economic prosperity, and I really needed that. He controlled the prices, encouraged new industry, and built roads and canals. This was a rise to democracy because when Napoleon came into rule, he spread nationalism. Nationalism gave people the idea that they could revolt and create their own democratic government. He made us feel like we had a part in everything he

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