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    In 1789, the French monarchy, the first and the second estate accumulate to 3% of the population. They enjoy their power and privileges given by the Old Regime. In France, the other 97% of the population belongs to the third estate and most of them are extremely ragged. Crop failures from bad weather has the cost of bread to double leaving many to starve. In addition, they are burdened by taxes which accumulates to 50% of their income. Enlightenment ideas spread across France where many people…

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    to spend more than “two times her yearly allowance” on her closet (Rhone). Marie Antoinette had developed the nickname “Madame Deficits” which attributes to her a lavish lifestyle (Rhone). Aristocrats had given her the nickname because they wanted to place the blame of France’s debt on Marie rather than make it well known that they pay little to no taxes (Covington). The aristocrats had easily placed the blame on her because she stood out, not only because she was a queen, but also because of…

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    Yuchen Cui AR360 ART HISTORY Prof. Winkler 23 April 2018 Analysis: La Princesse de Broglie by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres La Princesse de Broglie (English name: Princesse de Broglie) is a 47 3/4 x 35 3/4 inch (121.3 x 90.8 cm) oil on canvas painting by the French Neoclassical artist Jean-AugusteDominique Ingres. It was completed between 1851 and 1853 and shows Joséphine-ÉléonoreMarie-Pauline de Galard de Brassac de Béarn, known as Pauline, wife of Albert de Broglie, the 28th Prime Minister of…

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    Marie Antionette 's full name was Maria Antonia Josepha Joanna. She was born November 2, 1755, in Vienna, Austria. Her parents were Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Maria Theresa, empress of Austria. When Marie was young she lived a happy and carefree life. (“Marie Antoinette”). Her education mainly focused on religious and moral principles as well as music, embroidery, painting, and tapestry. Marie 's reading and writing skills were poor and she did not study academic subjects. She spent most…

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    Another reason that crown was in a huge amount of debt was the frivolous spending of the queen, Marie Antoinette which angered the public as she was living a lavish lifestyle while they were starving. The war could be viewed as another mistake or misjudgement on Louis behalf which could explain the downfall of constitutional monarchy. Despite saying…

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    The 18th Brumaire of Napoleon Bonaparte contained the timeline of the French revolution. The first revolution took place in 1789-1799 wherein the bourgeoisie overthrew the Bourbon dynasty. This is also the time when Napoleon Bonaparte ousted the constitutional government that was established by the bourgeoisie class. After Bonaparte overthrew the government, he held the power himself. Meanwhile, the second revolution occurred when the revolt against Louis Philippe took place. In the second…

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    Bolstered by the growing dissent of autocracy and conservatism and the rise of liberalism, nationalism, and socialism, the 1848 Revolutions caused numerous uprisings and ideal shifts in Europe. Throughout France, as well as Italy, Germany, the Austrian Empire, riots and progressive governmental changes -- universal suffrage, freedom of the press, and cultural recognition -- succeeded momentarily but were soon crushed by conservative opponents, leaving behind little difference and cynicism. The…

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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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    French Revolution Dbq

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    During the late 1700’s, the citizens of the Third Estate in France suffered from a severe economic crisis caused by deficit spending, failed harvests which led to famine, and tax inequality across the three estates. In June of 1789, the poor, hungry citizens of France rose up in revolution against the monarchy and overthrew the king’s rule in pursuit of a constitutional government. While the eventual arrival of the Age of Napoleon brought relative peace in France, his rule strayed from the…

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    Societies are destroyed with poor leadership. For instance, towards the middle of the Lord of the Flies, Jack decided to break away from Ralph, who made positive changes for the boys, and therefore deciding to create his own new group that was isolated from Ralph’s. For example, Jack states, “I’m going off by myself. He can catch his own pigs. Anyone who wants to hunt when I do can come.” (pg. 118) In this scene of the book, Jack is directing his statement towards everyone except Jack, which his…

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