Louis XV of France

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    you guessed it, Queen Marie Antoinette of France. The movie is set during the beginning of Marie’s marriage to Dauphin Louis XVI and the dawn of the French Revolution (1768-1789). The most notable events that took place during that time period were the end of the 7 Years war, The American Revolution, and of course the French Revolution. The movie starts in Austria at 1768 with Marie being whisked away from Austria to France to get married to Dauphin Louis XVI in order to smooth over the…

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    The revolution hit its peak in 1789, which is why it is also called the Revolution of 1789. At the time France was one of the most dominant countries in europe. The French Revolution changed France immensely and is known to be the major turning point in European history. Issues such as international causes, political conflict, social opposition, ineffective ruler, economic hardship, and…

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    era in Europe. The Queen of France was put of trial before the Revolutionary Tribunal and guillotined in 1793 on counts of plotting against the Republic. Burke thought very highly of the dauphine, however he had a stronger opinion on what she represented. Edmund Burke saw the French Revolution as a violent rebellion against tradition and proper authority, not as movement towards a representative, constitutional democracy. Burke argued that the new doctrines of France were simple and abstract,…

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    Many people believe they know the truth 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…

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    Economic causes in the 1700, France faces financial ruin. Louis XIV, who died in 1715 had left enormous debt created by wars and luxurious living. France’s debt continues to grow. Further European wars as well as aid to colonists during the American Revolution emptied the royal treasury. Both Louis XV and Louis XVI borrowed heavily from bankers. They still spent lavishly on luxuries and on gifts for favourite nobles. France’s inefficient and unfair system of taxation made it impossible for the…

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    For more than 100 years, France had been the largest and most powerful European nation. Beneath the appearance of stability however lay the seeds of revolution within a few months in1789, king Louis lost his power to make laws, and eventually people’s elected representative voted for his execution. The causes of the French revolution were very complex. Since the middle age, French society had been divided into three separate estates. In the mid-1700s discontent grew among the people of all three…

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    Napoleon Bonaparte, Frances’ “great” leader after the French Revolution and also conquered much of Europe, but he was also love and hated by many. People to include Benjamin Constant, likened the Emperor to a “tyrant”. At the same time, others such as Emmanuel Del La Cases and Victor Hugo idolized the “French Conqueror”. In regards to Bonaparte’s love/ hate relationship, I analyzed documents that looked at the great leader from both sides of the spectrum. In like respect, when historians…

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    injustices. There were many different causes of the French Revolution, some of which were feudalism and the class system, the monarchy, and the economy. To began with, feudalism and the class system helped cause the French Revolution. The people of France were divided into three different classes, which were the clergy, nobility, and then everyone else. They had a lot of of privileged society. First, the Clergy were the high members of the church pope, priest bishops, archbishops,and…

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    in eastern Europe such as Leopold I of Austria and Ivan the Great of Russia. Although an age of constitutionalism had been occurring at the same time in western European nations, including France, some aspects of absolutism were apparent in the reign of Louis XV as he spent much of the taxpayer money on France on wars, which he would be unable to pay off. Not only that, he increased the power of the nobility by imposing them with fewer taxes than they deserved, angering the Third Estate and…

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    King Louis XVI - The Awful Leader King Louis XVI, born August 23, 1754, was the last King of France and he wasn't a particularly strong leader. Although he’s one of the most famous monarchs in the 18th century who went down in history, he miserably failed at his job. The kings before him, Louis XIV and Louis XV, put the country in debt and the unemployment dropped to 50%. He was a beloved king at the beginning of his reign, but as he made more decisions he slowly became a despised king. His…

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