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    Did France benefit from Louis XVI execution, or was it just a recipe for disaster? I would argue the effect of Louis XVI, who was the king of France from 1774-1793, ended catastrophically and lead to the downfall of France. Even though one can argue Louis XVI was a traitor to his country, his execution only lead to corruption. The people were lost without a king to follow, and those who were not, were far too radical to lead an entire country successfully. Almost immediately after Louis XVI…

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    The French Revolution is often described as the Revolution of France and has been considered a social and economic development during the mid to late 1700’s. Historian J. Russell Major supports theories that the leadership, educational, and social changes instituted by King Louis XIV and Jean-Baptiste Colbert were the instigating events for French Revolutionaries. The monarchy created by Louis XIV began an unrecoverable pattern of debt, inflation and devastation of the working class. The…

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    The French revolution was influenced by the enlightenment ideologies which include the concepts of human rights, sovereignty and liberal and radical ideas in general. It began its first blast in 1789 and ended after more than a year when Napoleon Bonaparte’s dictatorship ascended to reign. The nation cried-out for changes in political system due to the devastating effect, oppression and poverty that they experienced in the absolute monarchy abuse of power before the revolution. The new…

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    Marie Antoinette Essay

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    Marie Antoinette born November 2,1755 was married to Louis Xv. Shortly after in 1744 he died from smallpox disease. A young prince named louis-Auguste was going to take his place, making her the Queen of France. Marie Antoinette was a person they found as majestic and a visible woman and who was very outgoing. She bold who loved extravagant fashion and partying. Marie Antoinette had not managed to take the first step up this particular ladder of power but managed to be able to fulfil the request…

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    with limitless heads and bodies. By using these severed body parts, Marie Tussaud created molds of the bodies of those taken by the relentless guillotine and put them on display in her personal wax museum. By recreating the bodies of famous leaders killed through the French Revolution, Marie allowed the public to get a close-up and personal view into the lives of those who were otherwise too famous or too wealthy to be a part of…

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    French Revolution Impact

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    The Impact of The French Revolution The French Revolution had many elements to it. It was a time of dramatic change, terror, wars and reformation. Were the years of horror worth it? The goal of a lasting, peaceful nation was most definitely achieved. It just took a lot of pain, dedication and the lives of those who believed in change to get there. A huge problem was the leaders of the nation were not prepared to take on the challenged they faced. They all led France to disaster. Conditions in…

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    about Marie Antoinette: she was a queen in France who didn’t care about the good of her people, and when told they had no bread and were starving, responded with, “Let them eat cake.” Despite the arguments given, this idea is completely false. Marie Antoinette never said those words, nor was she the villain many believe her to be. In fact, she was just a victim of horrible gossip that got her death by guillotine. Her story is indeed a sad one. “Let them eat cake” - the statement Marie…

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    The Causes The Enlightenment: The most apparent cause of the enlightenment was the Thirty Years War. This destructive war, which lasted from 1618 to 1648, compelled German writers to pen harsh criticisms regarding the ideas of nationalism and warfare. These authors were some of the first enlightenment minds to go against tradition and propose better solutions. During the same time, European thinkers exposed Europe to other cultures and philosophies. Finally, centuries of mistreatment at the…

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    The Reign of Terror: Was it Justified? A kitten desperately howls as her assertive owner restricts her wish to roam the danger filled streets. In the eyes of the naive kitten, the owner’s consideration for her safety is perceived as nothing but an unjust limitation to her individual freedom. Robespierre’s duty as the ruler is similar to the one of a pet owner. The kitten, who represents the French counterrevolutionists, cluelessly whines against the owner because she does not know what is best…

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    figure that typically gets glossed over is Marie Antoinette. She is often tossed aside as a two-dimensional character of history; the frivolous spendthrift who ruined the French economy, brought not only her ruin, but the ruin of her innocent husband, Louis XVI, and was the victim of the society around her. This is not true. Through the analysis of three biographies ranging over fifty years of historical study, it is the goal of this research to show how Marie Antoinette…

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