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    The investigation will study the following question: To what extent was the execution of Louis XVI influenced by the Reign of the “Terror” in France 1793? In order to develop a reasoned argument, secondary sources will be used. The main sources used in this investigation are the following: -Robespierre and the Terror by Marisa Linton. (August 2006). Historytoday.com. Retrieved 20/04/16, from http://www.historytoday.com/marisa-linton/robespierre-and-terror This first source was chosen to know more

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    for the French Revolution ranging from King Louis XVI poor leadership to the financial problems of France. Also, the effects that these events had on the future of France and the revolution. There were numerous vital people

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    Why were they being granted no privileges? Such questions made French society and the Ancien regime seem extremely unfair. The people started to complain, calling our for “liberty, equality, fraternity.” Thanks to the American War of Independence, France reached an Age of Enlightenment where they wanted a change in

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    preposterous and illogical to assume that Marie Antoinette, the foreign Queen of France, was indeed a traitor responsible for the turmoil of the country because she was simply a wealthy woman of power made out to be a villain of circumstance by people trying to rationalize a situation in which they did not fully comprehend, which ultimately turned out to be a simple place of blame. During the period leading up to the Revolution in France there were certain expectations as to how a woman should behave, and Marie

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    Under Louis XVI France has depleted most of its finances, and is in debt because of France’s financial and military support of America during the American revolution. This has led to famine and civil unrest, while also giving birth to the revolutionary idea of nationalism during the French revolution. Radical leaders such as Robespierre used the idea of nationalism to motivate people into joining revolution in order to create the French republic. However, the true leaders of the revolution were the

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    where Louis XVI goes to sleep. It revealed the degradation of the French monarchy and the French nobility under Louis XVI’s reign. There were also significant differences between Louis XIV’s coucher and Louis XVI’s coucher. In Louis XVI’s coucher, everyone who was present at the court can attend, unlike Louis XIV’s coucher where only a few people are allowed to attend his coucher. Louis XVI seemed to have forgotten to wear his decorations and make his hair neat, which heavily implied that Louis XVI

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    In the Social part, the Third Estate was involved in a caste with its own people and caused equality with the First Estate. For the Financial part, France had bad debt, that led Louis XVI to make further changes to Taxation. Louis XVI faced opposition from Parliaments. I thought these were major effects, and it was very hard for Louis to manage France.

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    The French Revolution was one of the most significant wars that changed France’s history. The Revolution started in 1789 and ended in 1799 and was mainly initiated by the conditions affecting the Third Estate. Louis XVI was predominately the king during this time period but little did he know that an uprising among the peasants was happening. The French Revolution was caused by the Enlightenment ideas because of the American Revolution, the knowledge of rights, and the questioning of France’s government

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    After aiding the Americans against the British, France was in financial ruins. The corrupt tax and class system only served to increase tensions between the different estates. Poor leadership and a lack of representation in the government led to civil unrest. Above all else, the ideals of the Enlightenment propagated throughout the middle class and resonated with their issues. All of these ideas were embodied in the Enlightenment ideals, and the Third Estate soon realized that they had a right to

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    criminals whom have committed crimes to a certain degree to deserve this kind of punishment. This being its use, the guillotine was well known during the French Revolution because it beheaded many important figures in history Marie-Antoinette and King Louis XVI, all within

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    Perhaps two of the most pivotal rebellions in western history are the ones fought in France and the The United States. At their cores the revolutions involved the fundaments of Enlightenment culture, equality, natural rights, and Montesquieu’s concept of checks and balances between the government and the governed. There are, however, key differences in the handling and outcomes of the revolutions. Both regimes were oppressive, both populaces were repressed and felt the time for a noble struggle

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    France in the 1770’s to the 1780’s was split into three different social classes. The first, being The Clergy . Second, the nobility. Third, being everyone else or the peasant social class. 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

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    Was The Reign Of Terror Justified? The French Revolution was a very problematic time period. After the execution of Louis XVI, the Reign of Terror began during the years of 1793 - 1794 which was led by French politician, Maximilien Robespierre and lasted for 18 months. This topic is controversial when the question, “Was the Reign of Terror justified?” is asked. The Reign of Terror was ultimately unjust because the promises for a democracy were put to the side due to a desire for power. It was

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    The France of the 1700s was regarded by many to be the most advanced and affluent European nation of the time, due to its cultural influence, prosperous trade and large population. However this appearance hid the social unrest brewing in the nation’s heart between the three major social classes. Though France had three major social classes called Estates, in truth it was divided in two: the privileged Estates (First and Second, clergy and aristocracy) who barely paid any taxes and the Third Estate

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    The King and the Queen ruled for the rich and forgot about the poor. The bourgeoisie and the merchants struggled to survive, paid high taxes and had no quality of life. This revolted the majority of people who fought for their rights and changed France ever since. In 1789,

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    “THE TACTICIAN NAPOLEON BONAPARTE” In 1787 France was utterly shaken by the beginning of a great revolution that would reshape the country, its political system, leadership and its monarch. At the time France fell under a social and political system known as “Ancien regim” which translates to the old order. Social institutions were divided into three parts, the clergy, nobility and the third estate which were commoners. All people under France were considered subject of the king and their rights

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    Everything. What has it been until now in the political order? Nothing. What does it want to be? Something.” In response to his own title “What Is the Third Estate”, Sieyès answered, “The Nation.” The pamphlet expressed the widespread feeling in France that although a small faction may be in control, the country rightly belonged to the working crowd. Sieyès’s pamphlet bound the Third Estate to action, provoking the crowds to take matters into their own hands if the aristocracy failed to give them

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    share their origins in a revolutionary France and echoed Nicolas Poussin 's 17th century classicism as a form to put rationalism before the sensuality observed in the Rococo (Gersh-Nesic, n.d., para. 1). In that moment of history, France was experiencing the dualism between monarchy and republican ideals. As McCoy (n.d.) puts, Neoclassical pioneer painter Jacques-Louis David 's Oath of the Horatii (Figure 1 oil on canvas, 3.3 x 4.25m, commissioned by Louis XVI, painted in Rome, exhibited at the salon

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    this time period. The current western political philosophies in France is the result of the French Revolution which introduced the principles of civic equality and popular sovereignty that challenged the historical Three Estates. Following many European reform trends, France in 1789 began their own major reform that lasted nearly a decade. France suffered from many political problems, causing chaos in France. One major problem in France was the government itself. At that time, many governments

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    The militaristic inclination of France during the late 18th and early 19th century was the culmination of the idealism of the newly adopted French political system, and the abrupt character of French people's motivation to implement these ideals. As discontent with the despotic system of government in France increased in magnitude and scale, the will to fight in order to achieve equality became gained momentum. Factors such as the rapid spread of enlightenment ideals, the socio-economic inequity

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