The French Monarchy

France has a long history of problems, wars, and conflict that have led the country through many regimes including: monarch, empress, republics. To start off I will discuss the French Monarchy and how the end of the Monarch was a direct result of the French revolution. During the 18th century the French government, or King Louis XVI, tried to raise taxes as a direct result of war and court life costs. The French citizens did not like this and thus they revolted which leads to the French Revolution. The French Citizens resented the role of the absolutist monarch, also the inequality among the peasants and the bourgeoisie, the national debt, and food scarcity were some of the many causes of the French revolution. At the end of this is leads to …show more content…
Through the Great Carter or the Manga Carta of 1215 the King recognized it as the right for his subjects to have council in the kingdom which evolved into what was known as Parliament. In the year 1688 when King James II wanted to reassert the divine right of kings which led to a political up rise in the country causing James to flee. The glorious revolution of 1688 sought to bring a permanent realignment of power within England and to the Constitution which occurred during the rule of William and Mary of Orange. Through this was the creation of the Bill of Rights which gave the Kingdom and its citizens various liberties. It also gave power back to Parliament where raising taxes and creating laws without the consent of Parliament was …show more content…
For example, in France the Parliament contains the National Assembly and the Senate, whereas in Britain the Parliament contains the House of Commons and the Senate. In France the President is elected by popular vote of the citizens whereas in Britain the Prime Minister is elected through the majority party in the House of Commons and appointed by the Monarch. In France it is more of a participant rule whereas in Britain it is participant and subject rule. Britain has had a lot less political uprisings then the French and because of this and their tradition of having a Monarchy they have less say in who’s in office and how the government is run as opposed to the

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