Similarities Between The French And American Revolution

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LIBERTÉ, ÉQULITÉ, FRATERNITÉ - THE FRENCH REVOLUTION Sushmit Dutta World History A2 May 5, 2015 Word Count - 2511 One of the most important revolution in the history of mankind was the French Revolution. The French remember and celebrate it every year on 14 July and call it the “Le jour de la prise de la Bastille”.1 It started in 1789 due to the frustration in the French people. This is quite similar to all other great revolutions like the American and Irish Revolution as they all started due to the hatred and frustration in the people of the land. Another great comparison between the French and American Revolution, it is the fact they both were influenced by enlightenment ideals, like the popular concept of humanity and the need for equality.2 The concept of humanity lead the poor people overthrow the monarchy as their was a economic gap in the pri-revolutionized France. Another reason they overthrew the monarchy as they wanted equality between humans, and monarchy has equality embedded in it. One can also consider the revolution an act of nationalism, as the people fight for their land and freedom. Some historians also say that most great wars like World War I, the American Revolution and French Revolution. In the case of the French Revolution the people were frustrated with the king, King Louis XVI due to his inability to deal with the nation 's problems.3 There were many problems going on during that period in France but the main problems that lead
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