An article titled “Na... ... middle of paper ... ...o see in its vastness or pity as it deserves (Twain 105). Though the leader of France during the Reign of Terror was immoral, the French Revolution’s bloodshed was justified because the entire movement helped the French escape from a worse predicament. Although France continued to be in turmoil, the French Revolution of 1789 still holds significance. Future revolutionaries will reflect upon the French, developing their ideologies and gaining inspiration from their predecessor. Additionally, the revolution was the impetus for France's recovery, as the rebellion remedied many of the issues that left France in debt.
France wasn’t as lucky. Unlike the Haitian Revolution, the French Revolution had minimal effect. After the Reign of Terror, Napoleon Bonaparte rose to authority. When he was in power, Napoleon only kept some of the ideas that were used in the French Revolution. For example he was for equality, but disregarded liberty.
In conclusion, there were many causes that started the French Revolution. There were also many effects of it. It changed the country in different ways and I started other war like the Napoleonic Wars. It was good in the way that the people of France got rights, but it also killed many people. So it depends on how you look at it I guess.
This time was called “The Reign of Terror” because they used terror to control the people. Using terror in a government system is going to lead to a lot of terrible things. The Reign of Terror had a big impact on Western Civilization, mostly France, because it was a time of equal rights, there was no Absolute Monarchy, and it lead to the ruling of better government. Part II: Background Information The Reign of Terror was part of an even bigger event, The French Revolution. Events that happened in the French Revolution lead up the Reign of Terror.
The angry and easily manipulated peasants, who were used by the bourgeoisie for their own benefit were another significant change, and finally the decline of the traditional monarchy, that for so long had ruled, were all factors to the main point that the French Revolution was caused by a political base, with social disorder and economic instability contributing to the upheaval. All of the sub-factors relate with one-another, but are separate in their own ways. For centuries, the French noble was well set in society. He found prosperity and security in the old regime, and all he had to do was pay homage to the king, and provide the king with his services. This all came to a gradual stop, however beginning with the loss of the noble's power over their own land at the hands of Louis XIV.1 This was the foundation of the revolte nobiliaire in the fact that it formed a basis of mistrust, and anger for the monarch.2 In that time the feudal system was still being practiced, so social status was based on the amount of land you could attain.
The main reason it was successful was that it did not start out being “rebellious” in nature, but rather conservative. In another words, it was not a rebellion against the Government, but rather against having too much government controlling them. (American Revolution) The French revolution was a true rebellion against the King and the government in general. The French were the ones on the offensive, fighting to gain new freedom starting with the Storming of the Bastille. (French Revolution) Finally, the biggest contrast between the American and French Revolution was the difference in the outcomes of the two.
Chapter Nine Effects of the French Revolution The French Revolution had a lasting effect on the country. There was no longer a feudalist government, however, social order and important necessities were carried out by Napoleon Bonaparte. The Third Estate which had once been filled with angry townspeople, they then became the dominant power and was all the more unified. The Declaration of the Rights of Man, similar to that of America’s Bill of Rights, was created. The Napoleonic Wars and Revolutionary Wars destroyed the ancient structure of Europe, nationalism was beginning to influence the French, things became more modern, and total warfare was progressed.
Although the American Revolution may have been an inspiration to the people of France, it was the French mutiny that inspired the end of the monarchies throughout Europe. The American Revolution cannot compare to the French Revolution, since it wasn't fought on the soil of the ruling English monarchs and didn't rise to the level of brutality that existed in France. The French revolutionaries had to endure the brutality during the Revolution, continue fighting during the Reign of Terror and eventually over-throw the self-appointed Emperor Napoleon. During the ten years of the French Revolution, various factions rose against the ruling monarch. The poor created their uprising over the lack of food and basic life necessities.
"Since 1789 the aristocracy of birth and the aristocracy of religion have been destroyed; but we have not destroyed the aristocracy of the skin, and it still remains. (The French Revolution Abolishes Slavery: Meeting of the National Convention)" This showed how the people of France believed all should be equal and have the natural born right regardless of color ... ... middle of paper ... ... greatest percentage came from workers and craftsmen, 31% (So Many Died during the French Revolution). This was due to the harsh tortures from the guillotine. I believe that is was not necessary, the Reign of Terror bestowed such harsh punishments for oppositionists. There could have been other ways to make those people agree with their views.
Schama is also right in that some men were too radical and their new found power went to their head. All said and done, the French Revolution was a bloody time in history, but it paved the way for a new democratic system not only for France but for many other countries as well.