Louis XVI of France

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    The French Revolution was a period of time where people sought to spread the ideals of liberty and equality. However, Louis XVI, the absolute monarch at the beginning of the French Revolution before power was taken away from him, wanted to remain the head of the country and wanted to pursue his own interests rather than fund the interests of France. Members of the Third Estate did not agree with his actions, therefore being the reason that the French Revolution ever started. The hatred for the absolute monarch, Louis XVI, by the people played a large role in the cause of the French Revolution because they wanted to form a new way of government that didn’t give power solely to one person. The people of France believed that Louis XVI was politically…

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    One of the films that attempts to portray the gap between the law courts and France, as a country, is Ridicule. In essence, this movie symbolizes the deeply religious and ideological split in England during the Revolution in the 1640s. Likewise, the same rift between the provincial France and the Court of Versailles was also observed in France. During the Enlightenment period, this split between the cruel life of the court and the tedious grueling life in the provinces was intensified. To…

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    At the onset of the coronation of Louis XVI, the ideological beginnings of the French Revolution were already unfolding. The French people, classified by their unfair divisions, began to seek a new form of government, a representative government. In order to achieve this goal, the people of France knew that they had to engage in a revolution. This revolution was one of enlightenment that would spark change in their society. Leading into the Revolution where many outlying cause from…

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    Louis XVI reigned France from 1174 to 1792 and was characterized by financial instability. However, the lack of wealth was not depicted in the lifestyle of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The royals and the nobility were living in wealth and due to an unfair tax system, only the poor paid taxes. Furthermore, two decades of poor grain harvests, drought, and increasing bread prices had started unrest among peasants. A number of ill-advised financial maneuvers in the late 1700s worsened the…

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    factors compounded together to create a turmulus state within France, this went far beyond sudden wish for freedom and rights. This revolution was caused by weak leadership, environmental problems, unfair political and economic treatment which eventually led to the creation of a constitution and death of many royalists. The revolution was started by the naive royals that lived a pampered life where they couldn’t see the poor commoners suffer. The main reason that the rebellion started was…

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    The American Revolution heavily inspired the French people, and it was the event that mainly influenced the occurring of the French Revolution. The American Revolution led by example, introducing new ideas and different manners of running a country. Their revolution was built on the constant oppression of the British Monarchy, and against all odds, the Americans gained their independence. However, their freedoms were not successful without help from the French Monarchy, or King Louis XVI. who…

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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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    Court Oath Oil painting by Jacques Louis David One of the most pivotal important moments in French History happened to also be a major turning point for the French society now seen today. That moment would be the Tennis Court Oath. The painting shows what appears to be the meeting of which was held June 20, 1789 as the Third Estate of France swore to each other never to disband until the Monarchy adopted a constitution limiting the King’s power for their New Assembly. The Tennis Court Oath…

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    revolutions. Louis XVI was a person of great power. He ruled france in 1774- 1792. He was looking for food and expensive things , he also put france in debt crisis and thus people started were enger for more food and supplies. The people for france were also taxed heavily and severely some causes of thus were people could not work or even cook, thus the revolution started louis XVI was overthrown then napoleon became king in 1814 the robespierre became a french…

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    to a myriad of causes, they weigh heavily on the failure of Louis XVI to effectively manage France’s finances and institute necessary reforms. This failure, in turn attributed heavily towards many wars, famine and depression in France. As a result, the people of France inevitably unseated their King and claimed the county for themselves in the name of liberty. The starting point of French Revolution can be dated back to what's known as the ‘flour war’ of 1775 - which is widely regarded as the…

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