Impact Of The French Revolution On The Rest Of Europe

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The French Revolution, which began in 1789 in Paris, overthrew in France the monarchy and established a republic. This revolution swept across Europe and had a considerable impact on the rest of it. It engenders in its conquest an exercise in state making and responses were in majority positive for Europe’s intellectuals and politicians.
Although some saw the arrival of this revolution movement with relief and excitement others did not.

But what were the really impacts of this Revolution on the rest of Europe?

In 1792, when the Monarchy was overthrown and replaced by a republic, French republicans became a majority and called for a war to free Europe from the tyranny of Monarchy and nobility. This war was not only an ideological reaction
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The first step toward constitutional monarchy of this country encouraged them to demand a reviewing of some interest in politic and especially a parliamentary reform. It is in this way that in 1790’s political societies supporting the revolution spread in Britain, mostly supported by artisans but also writers. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) wrote a book Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) that was in Britain an opening salvo in the fight for equality of the sexes. Equally, Thomas Pain (1737-1809), a great supporter of the French Revolution, wrote The Rights of Man (1791-1792) were he denounced monarchical rule and unwarranted privilege.
But the opinion of these fervent of radicalism did not reflect the major way of thinking in Britain.
Public opinion saw the conflict as a war against Christianity and was a kind of regicides.
In this way, in the year 1790, Edmond Burke a famous British writer attacked this Revolution in his Reflections on the Revolution in France. “He contened that the abstract rationalism of the Enlightment threatened the historic evolution of any nation by undermining its monarchy, its established church and what he considered the “natural” ruling elite.” Modern Europe from the Renaissance to the present. John Merriman. British nationalism increased in opposition of the threat spread by its old catholic

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