The French Revolution Essays

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The French monarchy had just arisen out of the ashes from the Seven years’ war and the assistance to the American Revolution only heightened the nations rising debt problem, even though it was one of the most prosperous and most powerful nations of that time. They were profoundly in financial ruin from the wars as well as the taxes. One of the major dilemmas was the French government inability to collect the sufficient amount of taxes from the people. The French also enjoyed political freedom – a luxury that no other country had established as of yet.
The monarchy and the nobles were severely disliked; this was a result of the taxes. Louis XVI and his nobles had placed very high taxes on the lands of the peasants as well as the
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From then on, voting would be fair and by head instead of rank. From that date, it had evolved from the estates general to the National Constituent Assembly (Craig, 2009).
King Louis VXI almost ruined things. He had attempted to regain monarchy power in Versailles and in Paris. It was a very poor excuse for a temper tantrum by the royal’s loss of control. Even though there were attempts to create another smaller monarchy inside the National Constituent Assembly, it was never established, in part thanks to Louis VXI (Craig, 2009).
July 14, close to 800 French citizens overthrew the Bastille in search of weapons. They found none, but unfortunately, there was still bloodshed, which included the governor. Because of the sheer size of the population of Paris, that city would determine much of the revolution. A great fear swept across France. The peasants were finally reclaiming what was previously taken from them by the greedy nobles and what was rightfully theirs. France was very frequently in inner turmoil with itself. The country was not only greedy for land, but power as well (Craig, 2009).
The government constantly caused uprisings within its own territory and with the people. The peasants, merchants and tradesmen revolted; they burned down and completely destroyed the chateaux, where the records were kept, so that they could possibly erase their

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