The Power Of The Bastille And Gunpowder

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As the people 's anger grew towards the Monarchy, the Bastille, as massive stronghold and prison for political prisoners, it became a symbol for the common people 's anger towards the monarchy. When the King sent 250 barrels of gunpowder to help defend the Bastille. Unfortunately, it just encouraged the revolutionists to take the Bastille and Gunpowder at the same time. On July 14, 1789, a massive group of peasants and revolutionists attempted to take the Bastille. Despite Bernard-René de Launay, commander of the Bastille’s best efforts to soothe the crowd 's wrath, the mighty fortress fell, and 7 political prisoners were freed and all the gunpowder was taken.

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