28 Facts About French Revolution


Many of its ideas are considered fundamental principles of liberal democracy, while phrases like liberte, egalite, fraternite reappeared in other revolts, such as the 1917 Russian French Revolution, and inspired campaigns for the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage.

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French Revolution state faced a series of budgetary crises during the 18th century, caused primarily by structural deficiencies rather than lack of resources.

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French Revolution's method was to require all deputies be approved by the Estates-General as a whole, instead of each Estate verifying its own members.

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From its early stages, the French Revolution therefore displayed signs of its radical nature; what remained unclear was the constitutional mechanism for turning intentions into practical applications.

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The 1791 French Constitution was viewed as a starting point, the Declaration providing an aspirational vision, a key difference between the two Revolutions.

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Pope Pius VI and many French Revolution Catholics objected to this since it denied the authority of the Pope over the French Revolution Church.

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The Brunswick Manifesto made it easy to portray Louis as a threat to the French Revolution, apparently confirmed when extracts from his personal correspondence were published showed him conspiring with Royalist exiles serving in the Prussian and Austrian armies.

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French Revolution initiated a series of conflicts that began in 1792 and ended only with Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo in 1815.

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In late 1791, factions within the Assembly came to see war as a way to unite the country and secure the French Revolution by eliminating hostile forces on its borders and establishing its "natural frontiers".

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At the beginning of the French Revolution, women took advantage of events to force their way into the political sphere, swore oaths of loyalty, "solemn declarations of patriotic allegiance, [and] affirmations of the political responsibilities of citizenship.

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French Revolution's focused on other aspects of the government, but was a feminist by virtue of the fact that she was a woman working to influence the world.

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French Revolution abolished many economic constraints imposed by the Ancien regime, including church tithes and feudal dues although tenants often paid higher rents and taxes.

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French Revolution had a major impact on European and Western history, by ending feudalism and creating the path for future advances in broadly defined individual freedoms.

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Impact of the Revolution on French society was enormous and led to numerous changes, some of which were widely accepted, while others continue to be debated.

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The French Revolution differed from other revolutions in being not merely national, for it aimed at benefiting all humanity.

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Under the Ancien regime, medical assistance for the rural poor was often provided by nuns, acting as nurses but physicians, surgeons, and apothecaries; the French Revolution abolished most of these orders without replacing organised nursing support.

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Cobban argues the French Revolution bequeathed to the nation "a ruling class of landowners.

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French Revolution meant an end to arbitrary royal rule and held out the promise of rule by law under a constitutional order, but it did not rule out a monarch.

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The conservative Catholic enemies of the French Revolution came to power in Vichy France, and tried with little success to undo its heritage, but they kept it a republic.

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French Revolution invaded Switzerland and turned it into the "Helvetic Republic", a French Revolution puppet state.

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The Liege French Revolution expelled the tyrannical Prince-Bishop and installed a republic.

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Constitution of Norway of 1814 was inspired by the French Revolution, and was considered to be one of the most liberal and democratic constitutions at the time.

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French Revolution has received enormous amounts of historical attention, both from the general public as well as scholars and academics, while perspectives on its significance and major developments have often been characterised as falling along ideological lines.

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In general, studies of the French Revolution initially focused on political ideas and developments, but gradually shifted towards social history that analyses its impact on individuals.

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French Revolution argued the egalitarian values it introduced gave rise to a classless and co-operative model for society called "socialism", which found direct expression in the 1870 to 1871 Paris Commune.

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The central theme of this argument was that the French Revolution emerged from the rising bourgeoisie, with support from the sans-culottes, who united to destroy the aristocracy.

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Nevertheless, in Western history the French Revolution is still seen as a key dividing point between the early modern and late modern periods, and thus one of its most important events.

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The French Revolution represented the most significant and dramatic challenge to political absolutism up to that point in history and spread democratic ideals throughout Europe and ultimately the world.

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