The social system in France had already been flawed many years before Louis XVI came into power. It was of the norm to have people of different social and economic standings, this is what people had been raised to believe. The segregation between estates became more obvious when Louis XVI ruled because the peasantry had to bear the weight of the country on their shoulder because they paid the majority of tax although they were poor. Louis XVI was indecisive by nature, this did not act in his favour as the country needed the king to make decisions and to stand by them. The decisions
France faced the worst subsistence crisis since 1709 caused by the poor harvest of 1794 and the long and harsh winter of 1794 to 1795 (Price, 147). Poor people suffered from this problem the most. When France was divided into three estates, the third estate had to pay the taxes. The reason why the poor people suffered the most from the poor harvest of 1794 because, harvesting was how they made a living. With the poor harvest, many people starved of no food.
The entire French Revolution started simply with a famine and a greedy king. This revolution could have been completely avoided had there been one simple variable changed and the outcome could have saved a lot of lives. The french revolution happened to start because of the American Revolution and other wars and military spending. The two main causes of the lack of wealth in France was the kings Louis XV and Louis XVI along with the militaries profuse amount of spending. Since France didn 't have enough money to feed their people, their people decided to take matters into their own hands.
Because commoners’ land was taxed so much, they were unable to feed themselves. Young says “the lack of bread is terrible. The price for bread has risen above people’s ability to pay” (Doc B). Most of the French belonged to the third estate and were unable to provide food for their families causing great misery and anger. This inequality of pay was a huge issue in France, but yet King Louis and the rest of the monarchy did not provide a solution.
By 1824 King Louis XVIII was succeeded by his Brother Charles X whom also assumed absolute power and created new laws restricting the rights of the citizens. He attempted to overthrow the parliament when elections didn 't end in his favor, rid the citizens of the right to vote and rejected Frances constitution. It was these actions that caused Frances initial revolution in 1830, the people demanded more rights and made it so that Charles X would be the last Monarch with absolute power. However, 18 years later many of Frances citizens were still terribly unhappy with their government King Louis Philippe was extremely corrupt, many people were still unable to vote, a major recession made it so that many citizens were barely able to eat. Despite all of this, the revolution of 1848 in France didn 't gain much traction until King Louis Philippe refused to expand the industrial and baking franchises.
With the people knowing that the government, didn't want the people to know what she had done, she was hated even more (Shephard et al. 100-111). By this time the damage had been done, rumors blew up, saying that Marie had wasted 1.6 million livres on a necklace (Shephard et al. 100-111). Without the support of her people, she brought down the king's reputation, and this combined with an already unstable revolution brewing is a recipe for
Unable to produce crops, thousands of farmers were unable to contribute to taxes adding yet another cause of the Great Depression. B. Describe three ways that the New Deal sought to address the problems of the Great Depression. During the 1920’s many banks took part in risky investments. After the market bubbles burst and agriculture prices collapsed, many of the loans banks had made went bad.
Arianna Paulin Mr. Bonnet World History II, French Revolution 27th of October, 2017 Through His Actions and Policies, To What Extent was King Louis the XVI Responsible for the French Revolution? Introduction Paragraph Between the years of 1785 and 1793, the French society was on the verge of collapsing. There was poverty and famine roaming the streets, making it nearly impossible to survive given the ridiculously high and unjust taxing system. King Louis XVI, who was the ruler at the time, was a main contributor to these problems that led France to its downfall. The country had a massive lack of resources and food, which led King Louis XVI to borrow more money than he could afford, thus putting the country in immense debt.
However, Louis was unable to act; if anything, Marie Antoinette was the more decisive on out of the two. As Antonia Fraser observed, “she was decisive where he was indecisive, and she was courageous when he was vacillating.”(Covington) She pleaded to other European sovereigns to invade France and help them, but no other nation wanted to get involved. The King, Queen, and their children were held captive for about two and a half years until 1791, when Hans Axel von Fersen arranged the family’s escape. The King’s indecisiveness played a big role in the failure of the escape. The plan was to flee to the town of Montmedy.
Poverty and unemployment became common in Cambodia due to corruption present in government forces (A). Members of the armed forces would pretend there were extra soldiers to receive more pay (F) or they would simply take other soldiers’ salaries (I). Lon Nol’s forces even sold ammunition and other supplies to the Khmer Rouge in order to make money (F, I). The levels of corruption present in the government forces were extremely high, and this meant that there was not enough money for the people of Cambodia, thus poverty, unemployment and starvation increased. Lon Nol lost support because he failed to provide for the people.