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The French Revolution Why was there a French Revolution? This is a question of continual interests not only to professors and philosophers, but to everybody who takes an interests in the history of the world. Genuinely, therefore, it is also a subject of much contention. The statement citing the fundamental cause of the French Revolution as the collision between a powerful rising Bourgeoisie and an ingrained aristocracy, defending its privileges it had for centuries, has great relevance in reiterating the great conflict of 1789. However, it was the financial debt of the government, and the financial crisis it caused, which was at root of the actual course to revolution.
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Whilst their unusual approach to politics is often met with criticism, their approach of fear, terror and violence was successful in its own right. Robespierre’s rise to power through the Nati... ... middle of paper ... ...unction following the revolution. The people of France were obviously not unified under the Republican government as demonstrated by abounding discontent and rebellions triggered by the extreme measures of the revolutionaries. However whilst unification of the people is desirable, any society is going to be unstable following a revolution and ultimately the revolutionaries had achieved power through violent means and then through reforms. The revolutionaries held power for several years, ensured the success of the revolution all the while combatting the discontent of an unstable nation.
He deceived people so well that he is still convincing people today that he was a defender of the revolution. With this pack of deception Napoleon set the people of France back into the 18th century by killing off a great number of the young population in his wars. He led the people of France to believe that he was spreading the revolution throughout Europe but the truth is that he believed that in order to be a great leader he would have to invade and conquer many foreign lands. He controlled what the people wrote and read through the media. It all started with a coup against the government that he was fighting for.
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