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The Venezuelan Revolution was influenced by the French Revolution by the spread of Enlightenment ideas, social inequality, the discontent of creoles, and their desire to gain independence from France and form a new democratic government. The spread of Enlightenment ideas influenced ... ... middle of paper ... ...cy on every corner of the world. Works Cited Adams, Jerome R. Liberators and Patriots of Latin America. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company Inc., Publishers, 1991. Print.
In the latter half of the 18th century, unrest and discontent were growing in the hearts and minds of the average citizens of France and the American colonies. For centuries both England and France had been ruled by monarchs with almost absolute power. Tired of being oppressed by uncaring, distant kings, the common people were being pushed closer and closer to revolution. The American and French Revolutions were inspired by the ideals of the Enlightenment philosophy that emphasized natural rights such as common people having a voice in their own government and the right to own property. This philosophy was able to gain traction because the people of both countries had grown tired of being repressed by their respective monarchs.
Social inequality in America caused tension among the native population. When Spain, in an attempt to centralize their administration (spurred by the Enlightenment), began replacing Creoles with Spaniards in judicial and legislative offices, the tension was escalated even further. This challenged the position and comfort o... ... middle of paper ... ...they gave them individual property rights. The Indians who were not familiar with private ownership were easily taken advantaged. As a result of freedom and the end of the communal system, many Indians were left without protection and they slid even further down the economic ladder.
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During his reign as king, France participated in several wars including the War of Devolution, in Anglo-Dutch War, and the War of the Spanish Succession. Another major action he took was the proclamation of the Edict of Fontainebleau, which revoked the Edict of Nantes, imposing religious uniformity through Catholi... ... middle of paper ... ...roblems and turned a great number of people against the monarchy. These events lead to the resentment that was another key factor in beginning the French Revolution. The end of King Louis XIV’s rule was especially disastrous. After the death of his advisor Colbert, King Louis XIV made even more horrible and costly decisions.