The Effect Of Radicalism On The 18th And 19th Century

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Radicalism changed the course of history on the 18th and 19th century. It came in the form of Radical thoughts and ideas that altered every aspect of society, including a change in the political landscape of many countries. Radical ideas led to new nations being formed and incite the people to revolt against the constructs of the government. These innovative thoughts helped usher in a new age of industrialism that shaped the world in a positive manner . The British forces were at war with France, it was known as the 7 years war. Britain defeated France , but Britain was left with a huge amount of debt, due in part to parliament development of parliament-approved national debt (Acrobatiq 2014). This proved to be the deciding factor …show more content…
The definition of Nationalism is a feeling that people have of being loyal to and proud of their country (Acrobatiq 2014). It all started when French citizens were angered at the high taxes placed on the lower class people, and the lower class citizens were not being represented in the national government. Inspired by the American revolution, French soldiers spoke to their fellow countrymen about the ideas revolts and the boycott against the government taxes. It inspired the French to believe that all citizens should be equally represented in the government, they united and began to boycott the higher taxes . Boycotts and protest posed a problem for King Louis XVI , the French government could'nt afford to pay back the debt from the previous wars with Britain and the loss of revenue from the boycotts. This led to the High Class of France being angy that they couldnt keep their lavish lifestyle going, the middle class couldnt afford to move up and enter the high class and the peasants suffered due to taxes placed on food, they couldn't afford to eat. The middle and lower classes united in making their frustration known to the monarchy, this unity helped the citizens of France gain a strong sense of Nationalism. As King Louis XVI sent his army to quell the protests it started a fight between the protesters and the armies, thus starting the French Revolution . A victory by the French citizens over the monarchy …show more content…
The revolutions were fueled by the nationalism the citizens felt towards their country. The revolutions led to a more equal government where representation was for the most part equal. Having a new government led towards new ideas and newer jobs being formed that changed the economic and social aspects of the people, the profound effects can helped frame the ideas and nationalism we see in present

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