The French Revolution

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The French Revolution

In 1789, people of France arose a belief of “Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.”The French Revolution didn’t just affect France, but the whole world. A new opinion against monarchy and the feudal system had dawned due to the war. Although, at the war, a young Napoleon Bonaparte led to a new monarchy in France.

For centuries, the feudal system dominated European countries, including France. The feudal system divided peasants, knights (soldiers), nobles, and kings. The American Revolution left France with a debt of $250 million. As a result, king Louis XVI taxed the French citizens heavily. If didn’t pay the taxes, their land will be vandalized.

After, the American Revolution, the French gained a thought about people having the power for the government. On July 14, 1789, the French peasants sharpened their bayonets and loaded their muskets to destroy the manorial rights of the French lords at the Bastille. This date is known as Bastille day. Neighboring on, the king was advised that it was the beginning of the a revolution.

Years later in 1793, the king and his family were executed on a guillotine. Maximilien Robespierre, a powerful noble, took the king’s place on the throne. Robespierre was a strict ruler and constantly executed people on the guillotine. His reign was known as the Reign of Terror. A person who also disliked him was Napoleon Bonaparte, a young captain who soon rise through the ranks.

At the end of the conflict, Robespierre suffered the same fate of the thousands he executed. The citizens soon developed a constitution. When Napoleon became consul, the met it’s end. However, in 1803, Napoleon would become emperor of France. Once again, a new monarchy had begun and had led to the dawning of an era.