Disadvantages Of Compromises

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“When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people,” -Marquis de Lafayette (J. Llewellyn; S. Thompson). This was the outlook of a man who was willing to cause conflict to reach a compromise for what he believed was right. A compromise would be drafting a declaration of basic human rights and to protect the people of France from a corrupt government. Compromise can be used to stop conflicts, but in return, compromise can also start conflicts. Conflicts takes its form as any disadvantage, disagreement, or problem. Compromise can range from a final agreement to the answer of a simple problem. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen is an example of several conflicts leading to a compromise and conflicts resulting thereof. The National Constituent Assembly created the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen to force a compromise from the First and Second estate to declare basic human rights for all social classes and provide protection from a corrupt government, to de-escalate conflict in pre-revolutionary France. The Third estate, or middle and lower classes, of France were unsatisfied with the French monarchy and nobility’s lack of compromise to treat the them as equals during the 1700’s of pre-revolutionary France. Citizens during that time faced conflict that took its form as social stress [G. Mason]. These conflicts take their form as overpopulation and famine. The famine was a result of crop failures in the
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