The French, not at all like the Haitian slaves, were under a legislature as nationals and were trying to overthrow their current government. In doing so, they wanted to create a new government where they had rights that could settle their social needs as well as repair the damages caused by the war and decrease France’s debt. France was going through an internal battle because for 175 years the estates general wasn’t in session and when it was in session in 1789, King Louis XVI asked for more money but locked out the third estate. The third estate had no voice, rights and were just poor peasants suffering from having to pay 40% tax. Louis XVI was the king of France and thusly was considered in charge of its monetary emergency and the disparity of the French society.
The outcome of the Haitian Revolution was in favor of the slaves on the island because they gained their freedom from the French and Spanish. On the other hand, in France, members of the Third Estate led a revolt against the monarchy in hopes that by overthrowing the monarchy, they would be granted a constitution and a new assembly would be created with delegates of the Third Estate. Although the radicals were successful and a National Assembly was created, there were still problems. The worsening economic issues had not been solved and many citizens did not gain any rights. When the Revolution took a radical turn in 1792, the French Republic was formed.
Since the foundation of this country its people have identified more with their State and local government than the Federal Government. The Federal Government is look upon with suspicion and distrust. When the Constitution of the United States was written, the Founding Fathers were very careful to create a government that will not dominate and obliviate the local governments. The Revolutionary War was indeed a Civil War fought against a tyrannical centralized government. The founders of this country wanted to be sure that this tyranny was not present in the laws and functions of this new nation.
The French revolution is considered to be the most significant and effective event in the history. It changed the lives of many peoples and changed the future. Since people of France were under the control of the King they wanted to get rid of French government to eliminate power of the king. There were numerous other factors that also lead the French to the revolution. There were also many social unfairness among the taxes between the estates.
During the 17th century in Europe, there was major social and political disgruntlement among the people, because of this many European experienced revolutions. Two countries who gained the most traction in their revolutions and saw major change was France and what is now known as Germany. France experienced revolutions in both 1830 and 1848, while Germany experienced a revolution in 1848. I will be focusing on both of Frances revolutions as they were both caused due to corrupt governments and the goal of both was similar, a more republican nation. The reason France had a revolution in 1830 was because the royalist believed the kings had too much power, in 1815 the Congress of Vienna had put a Bourbon Monarch into power names Louis XVIII
The French Revolution, which lasted from 1789 to 1799, was primarily a response to the poor leadership of King Louis XVI who had been ruling France at the time. A number of commoners took to the streets of Paris to protest against the monarchy after years of alienation and paying abundance of tax and fees. The bourgeoisie was also out of touch with the rigid social structure orchestrated by the regime as they were often excluded from law-making decisions and other political rights that were given exclusively to noblemen. Shortly after the monarchy had been abolished, the church became victimized at the hands of the revolutionaries who recognized the institution as a chunk of the Ancien Regime that needed to be destroyed. On that note, the French
That would surely last for no longer, but the French Revolution rose ... The French Revolution is often seen as a bloody anarchic mess, and like many other revolutions, it ended at the end of replacing an authoritarian regime with an authoritarian regime. But even though the revolution was a mess, its ideas changed human history. In the eighteenth century, France was a beautiful and popular country, but society was structured in a way that gave rise to problems for the collection of taxes. They had a system we call "Ancien Régime" This benefited the few Frenchmen, as it meant that the people with money - the generous and priest - should not pay
This aspect of military might became the key piece for centralizing power in France, controlling the army meant collecting taxes without the consent of the Estates General, therefore diminishing the power of Estates. This is the reason why the Military Revolution went hand-in-hand with the emergence of absolutism. Hatton describes “the term ‘absolutism’ denotes a form of power which is unrestrained; more specifically it implies that no external agency can suspend or delay the action of the sovereign power” (Hatton, 1976, p.18) Absolutism was also a product of power struggle between the King and the Estates, for example in France the Crown won, establishing monarchical
This factor led to Castro’s rise to power as the Cubans did not want to live under such government which used violence as a mean to control the population. It is essential to know that during this time, the United-States of America had influence over Cuba and backed Batista’s government. Those factors influenced Castro’s rise to power as Batista’s response against opposition did not prove to be efficient enough to stop Castro rise to power as guerrilla warfare, a war tactic used by Castro which was a forceful technique and a determining factor in his rise to power. As stated by Leo Huberman and Paul.M.Sweezy , this success also relied on the participation of the Cuban population: "the peasants in increasing numbers joined the rebel army or organized the various civilian links and services which are so crucial to the success of a guerrilla movement." The successful guerrilla war is a direct cause in Fidel Castro’s rise to power as it was effective and linked to ideology as the guerrilla movement rested upon the Cuban peasantry and its cooperation.
Radical leaders such as Robespierre used the idea of nationalism to motivate people into joining revolution in order to create the French republic. However, the true leaders of the revolution were the people, as they were the ones who stole the gunpowder from the Bastille and stormed Versai, while the leaders were just the ‘head of the snake’ that told people what to do in order for them to get what they want. Furthermore, nationalism did not spark the revolution, but rather fuelled it as the true reason why the revolution began was because the bourgeoisie were not included in the Assemblée nationale, so they retaliated by motivating a mass of poorly fed people into following them. Even though nationalism played a key role in the french revolution, the main factors that led to the revolution was the nearly bankrupt french government, and the radical ideas of the bourgeoisie that were excluded from the Assemblée
The committee of public safety had many goals but the main goal was to protect the revolution from its enemies. enemies being nobles and other nearby monarchies. robespierre was the leader of the committee of public safety and he was over achieving in preserving the revolution and doing so caused him a lot of enemies and not many friends due to executing anyone suspicious of being against the revolution. even innocent people were executed which made completely impossible to be alive and against the revolution in france. the committee of public safety were effectively protecting the revolution.
The Declaration of Independence was written for the American people. King George III had imposed a number of unwise regulations and the miserable acts so the American people did not want to follow under the rules. This document was to persuade the people to finally leave King George’s power so they could be under their own government with their own laws. Now saying that, a lot of people were not completely on board with this proclamation. During this time going against the King and his acts would make you guilty of treason.
The people fighting to be free were not allowing others to be free at the same time. You would hope they would feel the same pity for the slaves, as they know what it is like to not have the right to be free. The large focus point of the American Revolution is freedom and becoming independent. They wanted to break off from the British because they wanted to gain that freedom and not have to put up with the British for other various reasons anymore. It was one of their democratic ideals, and one of the very reasons that makes the world, mostly the
The main man who stepped up for South America was Simon Bolivar. People said, “He is capable of making a decision and sticking to it.” Revolutions are caused by lack of freedom, lack of rights and lack of equality. Sergey Uvarov said, “Without love for the faith of its ancestors, a person, just as an individual, is bound to perish.” The Mexican revolution was fought because the people wanted to have more freedom from the Spanish. The Saint Domingue revolution was fought because the people there wanted freedom from the French.
(Voltaire 10). So what Voltaire wanted in the French Revolution was the abolishment of unlawful arrest, freedom from torture and unfair persecution. Voltaire also hated the fact that the first two estates were exempt from almost all forms of corruption and this to him was unjust to the extreme. (Harvey 475) Voltaire was a support of the king at heart but what he wanted was for a peaceful monarchy that served for the common good of the people, which was something that would never happen. Voltaire by helping the progression of the French Revolution, was able to aid the French in achieving a state which would recognize the freedom of individuals through established civil