The French Revaluation

by: Bryce Ramsey

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how it started

how did it start you may ask well in 1789 King Louis XVI needed money. His financial crisis forced the French monarch to reluctantly convene the Estates General in order to levy a new land tax that would hopefully solve his monetary woes. It had been 175 years since the last meeting of this deliberative body that included representatives of three Estates: the First comprised of the clergy, the Second comprised of the nobility and the Third comprised of the middle and lower classes.

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how it all ended

He arrived in time to lead a coup against the Directory in 1799, eventually stepping up and naming himself “first consul effectively, the leader of France. With Napoleon at the helm, the Revolution ended, and France entered a fifteen-year period of military rule.