From the monarchy being overthrown and the royal family’s execution to Maximilien Robespierre and Napoleon taking over. France went from being a country severely in debt to being one of the most powerful empires in Europe. But for every rise there must be a fall. A rebellion is an act of violence or open resistance to an established government or ruler. But what causes a rebellion and eventually revolution?
The king, Louis XVI, had his problems, and people had many problems such as unfair taxes. Therefore, the Revolution Began. But here is a question about that: Was the Reign Of Terror justified? I believe that it was not justified because at that time, the revolution had external and even internal enemies, and the government tried to break it out. One reason of that the Reign of Terror was not justified is the external enemies.
The French’s monarchy became very weak after the war because of the military defeat and their great national debt. The Seven Years War was a big contributor to the arrival of the French Revolution in 1789. Not only was it a big contributor to the French Revolution, it was also a very big contributor to the American Revolution. Following the nine years of war between the British and French, the English gave London more control over the thirteen colonies. This was a big part of the colonies resentment towards the British and soon led to the American
To what extent was the Dreyfus Affair pivotal in shaping the political landscape of France before 1914? The Dreyfus Affair is France’s most infamous miscarriage of justice.1 From Alfred Dreyfus’s unfair arrest in 1894 through to the end of his rehabilitation in 1906, the Affair divided opinion in France. This division created two ‘hostile camps’ which filtered into France’s political spectrum.2 Whilst on one side there were the Dreyfusards, convinced of Dreyfus’s innocence, on the other, the Anti-Dreyfusards believed he was guilty. During this time, it was evident that politics were very quickly becoming more polarised and unstable once more.3 In the four years leading up to World War One for example, France had nine different governments.
Napoleon Bonaparte has always been seen as a tyrant, but he has made many positive impacts on the world. Napoleon rose to power after the French Revolution. There, Napoleon would become a genius general and later he would appoint himself Emperor of France. Napoleon Bonaparte used his power to impact the modern world through the Napoleonic Wars, the sale of Louisiana Purchase to the United States of America, and the Napoleonic Code. Napoleon Bonaparte emerged from the chaos that divided France and threw much of Europe into turmoil.
This feeling radiates though the leadership of the country and can be a causing factor of hostilities between nations. This on its own could not create a war as large as ww1, simply the world was set and staged for war and at the core nationalism was degrading the foundations of peace. Militarism, a competition between countries as to who has the largest military was a large factor in the scale of the war and the lives lost. Years prior to the war there was a steady growth in the military strength of all European nations especially those who were involved in ww1 and neighboring one another. As combinations of militarism and nationalism creates a deadly tinder pile ready for a spark.
The years they have lived in North America have not been easy. Hunger, lack of occupations, and Indian attacks got to be the main causes of the colonists’ deaths. This event changed history. Colonists suffered starvation due to the environment and lack of skills. There were no famers on the ship list ( Smith).
Another example is they both had a high populations of peasants and workers in their time. The first way that the French Revolution in the late 1700s and the Russian Revolution in the early 1900s compare is their government. During their times, they both had weak leaders that did not desire to rule, this was King Louis XVI of France and Czar Nicholas II of Russia. Both Royal families were eventually executed or assassinated. Also, both countries around the time of their revolutions were affected by a war in a way, the American Revolution for France and World War I for Russia.
Napoleon attempted to gain trust in order to convince his people that he always had their best interest at heart. However, the fact that Napoleon made an effort to raise his public image is all well and good, but did it work? According to Geoffrey Ellis, the majority of French people thought very highly of Napoleon: "All presented him as a ruler of unrivaled intelligence and wisdom, as a force for good, for necessary change, who swept away the last corrupt vestiges of the old regime in France." Napoleon began his rule in 1796 near the end of the French Revolution – a time period in which thousands of French citizens were executed by the government. When he rose to power, French citizens believed that Napoleon was the person who was finally going to pull their country out of political turmoil.
In 1789 the French Revolution began with King Louis XVI being the king of France. Before the revolution began there were many problems within the country of France. There was a brutal winter which made the lands bad which caused a shortage of crops like wheat. Bread was a staple food in most homes and when the flour got expensive so did the bread. The cost of bread rose so high that it equalled a month’s earning.
He collected taxes without the consent of the estates general in order establish many things, fund a series of wars, build a bigger and stronger military and to build his palace, the Palace of Versailles, when it was built he insisted that the nobles spend more time there (Doc 2). This eventually led the nobles into debt because they spent most of their time and money at the Palace of Versailles. The nobles being in debt meant that they lost status and power, which ultimately fed the basis for the French Revolution. Document 3 states; “The aftermath of the revocation was disastrous for France. Many of those who abjured [gave up] their Protestant religion repented of their weakness.”(Doc 3) This demonstrates that the removal of the Edict of Nantes drove people insane because it granted the people France substantial rights, however when the rights were removed by Louis XIV people became infuriated, which is another reason to why the French Revolution occurred.
Power, and the way it is distributed, has changed over the years. The democratic system seen today in most 1st world countries which embodies the motif of the common man having power over his own destiny is a stark contrast to the despotisms, empires, and monarchies of the past. The greatest upheaval of this old system happened in the waning years of the 18th century, with the French peasantry throwing off their heavy yokes burdened upon them by their greedy and unqualified royal masters and becoming the masters of their own destiny (by appointing for themselves an emperor instead of a king). What happened in those years long past still echoes today as the model method for overthrowing oppression and taking ownership of one’s own destiny from the selfish clutches that they first had been stricken to.
It is March 29, 1765 and the stamp act was enacted about a week ago. The Crane family is very upset over this act enforced by the British Parliament because they do not have a lot of money and it will cause a hardship for them financially. This act made people pay taxes on any printed legal document. Bruce Crane, his wife, and his three children were very upset over this act. The sugar act, which was passed a little under a year ago, already made things very hard on the family and this would just make matters worse.
Another way the farmers suffered from the extreme poverty was that the price for the wheat dropped from $1.60 to less than twenty-five cents a bushel.(Yancey)(pg.22). Due to these the farmers had a very rough time getting through the Dust
During the period of great depression business trade that went on between countries became stifled. Many farm produced was reduced and industry jobs were slowed down, especially the farm produced. Many farmers could not produce because of falling farm prices, less consumption and the continuous laying off of workers all affected the farmers so much that there was decrease in exports. Coupled with the effect of the post-world war 1, much of the thriving of 1920s was a recurrent sequence of debt for the American farmer, reducing from farm prices and the necessity to purchase expensive machinery. Thus, the rest of the nation’s felt and saw it as a severe drop and the United States loss much of his external