The Economic Impacts Of The French Revolution

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The French Revolution was a period in history that lasted from 1789 until 1799. The Revolution was inspired by literistic and radical ideals. This time of history helped to change the course of modern history, replacing monarchies with democracies and republics globally. French citizens uprooted the monarchy with their rebellion, creating a new historical event. The French Revolution began because of social inequality, a financial crisis, and it was resolved when Napoleon became part of the consul.
France was having a financial crisis during the French Revolution and the period of time leading up to the Revolution. Years of war and aiding the American Revolution impacted the economy negatively resulting in the need to stabilize the economy.
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The Estate Class system consisted of the Clergy, Nobility, and peasants. Both the clergy and the nobility were the privileged class while the rest of the civilians were unprivileged. Since France was divided into social classes it resulted in unfair treatment to those who were in the lower class. According to the article “French Revolution: An Overview”, it is stated, “The French had good reasons for wanting equality…The nobles and clergy were the privileged orders. They were exempt from such direct taxes as the taille, or land tax. Most taxes were paid by the Third Estate-a class that included peasants…Even among these groups taxes were not equal.” Despite being the lowest class that did not have the most money, the Third Estate had to pay taxes that were rising in that time of French history. Those in the Third Estate could not speak out against the unfair treatment directed towards them because of their social ranking meaning the act of having to pay high taxes will keep going. The article also states, “In addition, the collection of some taxes was made by contractors or tax farmers, and the tax gatherers collected whatever they could.” Not only were they supposed to be the only class paying taxes, but they had no choice in giving the tax collectors what they wanted. There was no limit to what they were asked for, adding to the unfair treatment directed to the lower class in France. Even …show more content…
He made sure there were no more leaders that would favor a group over another and brought the unfair treatment to an end. According to the website public.gettysburg.edu, the article “Napoleon Bonaparte” states, “Napoleon Bonaparte was considered…the savior of the French Revolution by ending it…Napoleon’s seizure of power made sure that neither of these parties would control France. Napoleon instead united France, no longer would jobs be given to those merely because of social status.” Unlike any other political party trying to rise to power, Napoleon vouched for equality throughout France. Bonaparte looked for a united society and with great effort he managed to reach his goal. Napoleon 's plan for peace was also put into action, setting a new course of action for France. The article “Napoleon Bonaparte” also states, “France had been united but it was still at war with several other European states. Within a year Napoleon ended these wars and brought about treaties that would give Europe peace. It was now that he would set France on its course to a new identity and a new society…The Napoleonic Code…divided Civil Law into three categories…They wanted the entire country to be on equal footing.” Napoleon created his own code that guaranteed peace and equality for everyone. The society he shaped helped to end the French Revolution because of his positive

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