Each of the nation’s revolts had different outcomes and degrees of “success”. With the help of their leaders, revolutions in Italy, France, Prussia, and Austria-Hungary ended with small pieces of success, but mostly in failure. The French Revolution as a whole had a large impact on all of Europe and there were several different causes and goals throughout. A large part of the cause of
Life around the globe would be exceptionally different if the French Revolution never occurred, especially in France. The wars fought by Napoleon Bonaparte´s armies would have never happened, thus, America would not have been supported by France throughout their war with Britain. Therefore, the French Revolution affected and influenced other countries all over the
Napoleon’s Imperial Decree at Madrid stated that “from the publication of the present decree, feudal rights are abolished...all feudal monopolies of ovens, mills, and inns are suppressed” (Document 8). By abolishing feudalism, Napoleon promoted liberty and freed people from their duties to their lords. Individuals no longer had to conform to their social status and were able to pursue their own success by having access to previously exclusive resources. Napoleon believed that the privileges of the upper class should be abolished (Pagano “Napoleon Domestic Program Good”). He created the Code Napoleon, which guaranteed equality under the law, regulation of the economy, absolute security of wealth and private property, and the end of feudalism (Pagano “Napoleon Domestic Program Good”).
John Locke wrote that the purpose of electing legislative powers was to create laws and rules that protected the “properties of all the members of society,” a natural right of mankind (5). Enlightened thought presented by Locke outlined the formation for a new government that served the people of the nation, restoring their rights and liberties, rather than just the
The people in the assembly, filled with nationalism, believed that they should rule their nation. Thus, they drafted a new constitution for the French government, which called for liberty, equality, and fraternity. People were increasingly loyal and stressed the idea of solidarity towards France. Thus, nationalism blossomed during the French Revolution, and eventually the French achieved their goal to establish a republic constitution though the Revolution and other movements, and drafts such as the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen that declared people’s natural rights and individual liberties, and the equality of all
The French Revolution was an unsuccessful revolution. First, the Reign of Terror hugely contributed to how the revolution was unsuccessful. Specifically, countless number of people died for no reason. Second, unique individuals and groups that helped shape France weren’t a satisfactory for the people. Third, the revolution started with monarchy and ended with monarchy; there were no changes in the form of government.
This independence led to the establishment of creole dominated republics. Both the American and French Revolution had similar political purposes of wanting a democracy. However, the French were more violent about the situation. Conquests led to the French’s success while America was influenced through revolution
Both revolutions spurred a strong response from the other nation. Overall, the French Revolution offered the world something totally novel: an ideology that allowed and encouraged the questioning of historic power structures. North Americans showed special interest in the French Revolution, believing the events of 1789 drew heavily on their own experience with
On the one hand, by this time feudalism had been abolished (at least in theory), and the nobility and clergymen had lost their special privileges. In addition, the Estate-General (French government prior to the revolution) had renamed itself the National Constituent Assembly. On the other, there were a lot of resistance to the revolution going on because some people were not happy about the fact that the Third Estate had forced the French government to start making changes to the social and political hierarchy of France, in order to fix the economy and address social inequality. Among these people is Edmund Burke, who wrote an epistle called Reflections on the Revolution in France. This was an instant bestseller in November of
Both the governments of the French Revolution and the provisional government in France, had neglected to solve one of the most significant problems which was that the people were starving, leading to one of the main reasons for a failure in the government. Both the French and Russian Revolutions had radical wings that got in the way of the original purpose of the Revolution. The Petrograd Soviet’s radical reforms angered the people just as the radical Mountain angered the people. Additionally, the failure of the original revolutions called for one person to stand up and overthrow the preexisting government to establish a new one. In the case of France, Napoleon staged a coup which eventually led to him crowning himself emperor and maybe in even some ways acting as a dictator.