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    Such demands consisted mostly of the high prices and scarcity of bread. Much of the anger was also directed towards the queen, Marie Antoinette, because of her life of great pleasure and extravagance. Pressured by the crowd, Louis XVI promised to give the women bread and go back to Paris. The royal family moved into the Tuileries Palace in Paris, where the king was practically a prisoner…

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    King Louie wanted the nobles and the church to give up some of their privileges and to pay taxes to help relieve the financial crisis that both Marie Antoinette and his lavish lifestyle had gotten the country into, but the clergy of the First Estate wanted to remain exempt from taxes and wished to keep their privileges. The First Estate was completely happy with the current system of government as not…

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    Revolutionary France was a period of great turmoil and change that unfolded over two decades starting in the late 1780’s. Brought on by many culminating factors, the French revolution altered the lives of all social classes. Clinging to the old regime, the nobility and monarchy continued to live lavish lifestyles while their subjects starved. The rising class of professionals whose wealth nearly matched that of the nobles continued to be taxed at the same rates as the peasants, making them…

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    Everyone needs clothing. However most people want something more than just a basic covering. People use clothing to express many facets of their personality and taste. From elaborate hats to running shorts people want functional, comfortable clothes that they feel expresses their uniqueness. Fashion designers are very useful in creating trending and comfortable clothing for the people who don’t do well with creativity and design. Originally people wore clothing to help maintain body…

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    At the backbone of European history, the French Revolution was an important sequence of events that changed world history with its ideas and outcomes. Before the commencement of the French Revolution, France was in a period called the Old Regime, which was an absolute monarchy ruled by Louis XIV ("The Old Regime in France: Absolute Monarchy."). Traditionally, in the Old Regime, society was broken down into three estates; the clergy (first), the nobility (second), and everyone else (third). The…

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    Introduction One day on tour Harry Styles met a fan who told him she learned to control her dreams so that she could dream of him every night. Harry was intrigued and asked her to show him how to do it. After learning he went to the tour bus and decided it would be cool to dream that he was in the French revolutionary war. So he placed himself in the year 1788. All the people in France were divided into three social groups better known as estates. The first estate consisted of the pope and…

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    feelings of rage. By the summer of 1789 France was in a grave financial crisis. The French monarch, Louis XVI, had taken the throne after his grandfather in 1774. He was believed to be an intelligent king, but he was often blinded by his wife, Marie Antoinette, who had great influence over him. Louis had drained a great…

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    Gouges’ declaration asserted that a lack and neglect for the rights of woman was the sole cause of public misfortune. Directed at Queen Marie Antoinette amidst political scrutiny to implore reformations on the equality of rights of men and women, it also expounds to Gouges’ fellow ‘citizenesses’ that they possess natural rights that are unalienable, insuppressible and endowed by the Creator in both genders, evident in its Article (4) and (5) . In this analysis, I argue that although Gouges’…

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    Terrorism is a term that seventy years ago was nearly unheard of in Western civilization. Today, it is a word we are all too familiar with. We can find acts of violence all throughout history. We see acts of violence develop into terrorism as early as the eleventh century and progress to become more organized and politically driven from that point. While politics are often a target or goal, terrorists are also motivated by monetary gain and religion. An official definition of terrorism has…

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    Without the spread of public opinions through France in the late eighteenth century, it is likely the French revolution would not have occurred. The spread of ideas along with other factors such as class wars, financial and political crisis; France was able to usher in a new age that benefitted most rather than a select few. This essay will explore the influence public opinions had on the causation of the revolution while briefly looking at the other contributory factors. Before the revolution,…

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