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    In the heart of France’s food crisis and economic troubles Jacques Necker insisted that Louis XIII call in the Estates General. The Estates General was made up of three hundred clergy, three hundred noblemen and six hundred commoners. The commoners found that vote was based on power and wealth and felt unrepresented in The Estates General. This caused the creation of the Tennis Court Oath that swore the members to assemble until the constitution of the kingdom was enacted whilst Louie XIII…

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    As Charles Dickens once said, “Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; - the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!” The French Revolution has been seen as a war that caused death, pain, and prosperity. Many primary documents, like Simon Schama Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution, have mentioned that the amount of human lives lost during the French Revolution was unnecessary. The amount of deaths in the revolution explains the outcome of how much violence took place. Was the…

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    the terror in France was growing bigger in fear every day that passed. During this time, any individual who broke the laws was suspected of opposing the rules, they were arrested and executed on the guillotine, without trial in most cases. During this period, more than 16 thousand people died from charges and suspects against the revolution. However, Robespierre and his followers were overpowered by their opponents in the Convention, whom Robespierre accused of traitors earlier in his reign on…

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    The revolution began due to the treatment of the middle and lower class by the first and second Estates. Even though the Third Estate represented about 98% of the French population they only held one vote; this often led to the interests of the people being overruled by the nobility and the church. The elaborate spending done by King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, and their support to the American revolutionaries led to France’s financial crisis. Because of this the price of bread, a…

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    the Jacobins, who advocated and practiced methods of partisan repression and bloodshed in the propagation of the principles of democracy and equality” (oxforddictionaries.com). It was in this context, during the period of violence known as The Reign of Terror, that a new term emerged from Robespierre’s a speech on the trial of Louis XVI in late 1792. The king, “enemy of the people”, he argued must be judged as a foreign enemy who conspired against…

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    Starting off with the bottom class individuals. I would prefer to be in the French revolution if I was part of the lower class. Although famine, taxes, and inflation were negative externalities of the Revolution, I feel the formation of the new form of government from Third Estate was a history changing revolution to be a part of. They created a document that reflected the rights of every individual, not just the nobility. They earned their freedom and as Locke said, “the government’s purpose…

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    The Reign of Terror was a period of violence that was exacted upon enemies of the French revolution. During this time, Napoleon was promoted to brigadier general in the army, but when Robespierre fell from his seat of power in 1797 Napoleon was briefly placed under…

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    would suffer, resulting in some people staying wealthy, which was what the revolutionaries opposed. Another failure was the entirety of the ‘Reign of Terror’. The reign of terror was lead by Robespierre and was made so that trainers could be found and executed. At least that wat he wanted people to think, Robespierre was power hungry and used the reign of terror to secure his power and position. In conclusion, the French revolution is something that hurt france instead of helping it. It caused…

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    Looking into the eyes of the traitor. Hate fills every bit of your heart. All you can think is “I want them dead”. These were the type of thoughts that authority figures would think back during the Reign of Terror. The Reign of Terror was a big part of the French Revolution. The Reign of Terror was the killing of hundreds of people who were suspected of committing treason and fighting for Prussia/Austria. Individuals argued if this was justified or in other words if they had a necessary reason…

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    “The Terror” or the “Reign of Terror”, as it is sometimes known, was an event that started on the 6th of September 1793 and lasted until the 28th July, 1794. It can be considered to be the first example of modern industrialised killing through the wide spread use of the guillotine…

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