Factors Responsible For The French Revolution

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The French Revolution
The French revolution started in 1789 and ended in 1799 with the ascent of Napoleon Bonaparte. The French king from 1774 to 1792 who was replaced during the French Revolution, later he was executed in 1793. Louis XVI inherited the debt problem left by his grandfather, Louis XV.
There were many factors responsible for the French Revolution. Some of which were, debt and food shortages.
Debt
The huge national debt, both caused by taxation, which caused huge financial crisis for years beyond this point. Many people hated the absolute power of the monarchy because of the price of taxes they were demanding from every one of the lower class citizens. The financial decisions majorly affected the financial situation of the already declining French government. The French monarchs and the clergy started to abuse their power in the late 1700s with the unfair taxation of the lower class citizens but they made the anger of lower class citizens rise dramatically.
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The debt also built up by France participating in the Seven Years’ War and also the American Revolution. King Louis XVI’s expenditure on luxury items and his extravagant palace at Versailles and the major spending of his wife, Marie-Antoinette, did little to help the countries rising debt. They were both spending very irresponsibly, these were some of the primary factors that led to the French
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