Compare And Contrast Indian Independence Movement And The French Revolution

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Comparison of Methods: Indian Independence Movement and The French Revolution:

The French Revolution (1789-1799) and the Indian Independence Movement (1858-1947) were two parts of history that were similar in some ways while different in others. In the French Revolution, the French government was the Old Regime and that divided France into three Estates. The first estate and the second estate accounted for 3% of the French population and were made up of nobles and the clergy. These people had to pay a very small amount of money as income tax and in some cases no money was taxed. The third estate accounted for 97% of the French population and was made up of the bourgeoisie, which were the French middle class and the poor. These people had to pay 50% of their income as tax. Since the Third Estate accounted for most of the people in France, it was named the National Assembly. In the Indian Independence Movement, The British had overall control over India, as it had become part of the British Empire. Local people and some of the officials had little or no say in the political/governmental decisions that were being made. Some of the methods that were used in the Indian Independence Movement were; The Salt March, boycotting the British textile and The Quit India Movement. Some of the methods that were used in the French Revolution were; The Storming of the Bastille, The Great Fear, The Women’s March to Versailles and The Terror.

The Salt March (1930) also known as the Salt

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