Age of the French Revolution
The French Revolution was in 1789, when France’s political, economical, and social stance was unstable. People’s living conditions before the revolution were nowhere close to their conditions after the revolution. At the time, only the king had power in France. He was basically a grant, since there were no limits to what he could do. Even though the people of France were not satisfied with the decisions of the king of France, they could not show their hate and unacceptance because they were allowed and able to vote.’ There were three main estates in France at the time. These estates were the first estate, the second estate, and the third estate?
All estates had only one vote each. This meant that whenever the kings had a new ecision, the first and the second estate would coordinate and outvote the third estate, which were he peasants.” At the end, the french revolution accomplished its goals and solved its problems, and, or the most part, the french revolution succeeded. First of all, people of France were voiceless. The third estate had no significance to new ules and laws; therefore, they were voiceless. Peasants were not educated, so it was unlikely for hem to go into the second or the first estates.” At the time, peasants would farm in their personal ands and the nobles would hunt and spend time around these areas. If ever the nobles damaged or ed to pay for the damage or fix the damage. vent over these spaces, they were not d and powerful enough to complain about this. Moreover, Furthermore, the peasants were not a he peasants would not earn enough to manage their spendings and pay their high taxes which would cause financial instability. The people of France were aware that their taxes were spent by heir kings and his wife Marie Antoinette who were known to spend the people’s money on gambling, jewellery, and unnecessary wants. This caused more anger between the citizens and their evolution in their favour: king. This was one of the main causes of the citizens of France to star o have power and voice. If we are to look at the results of the revolution in terms of social estates and the power and voice they had, the third estate had much more power after the revolution than they did before the revolution. In this case, the french revolution was successful and satisfying, and the french revolution solved its pre-revolutionary problems.
Secondly, people of France wanted an economically better France. As it can be seen from he change from Louis XIV to Napoleon Bonaparte, the citizens of France were aware of how Louis XIV did not know how to manage the country financially and politically. France were financially damaged after the Seven Years’ War.” At the same time, the population of France grew from 20 million inhabitants to 28 million inhabitants. All of these innocent civilians had to be fed and bread was the most popular food source for all of these people. At some point, bread became very s of a month for an average peasant. At the same time, expensive to buy and it was equal to feed his own people. This Louis XIV spent the money to defeat the British instead of spending it to stupid act of Louis XIV also had a major eff nts who were hungry and angry. Politically France was unstable since Louis XIV was a tyrant with unlimited power within France and its colonies. It was militaristically also very weak considering France’s losses in wars such as he Seven Years’ War. In addition, people also knew about Marie Antoinette who simply wasted all e money of France. Therefore, people were angry about all the spendings of France which also ean countries.’ Once again, the french aused France to be weak politically amongst other with better politics and economy.
Revolution fulfilled what the people want which is a Last but not least, people of France wanted a politically better France. People of France Iways knew that France did not have a good political stance in front of other European countries. That’s why, France had to be supported by other ally nations in order survive several bankruptcies nd revolts. Otherwise, the country would be much worse since there would be no more money to pport anything at all. As mentioned before, France had already lost several wars which includes the Seven Years’ War. This war did not only destroy France economically but also militaristically. France lost troops as well as great general leaders. In return of this, Louis XIV ordered that the. Estates General comes to meet after 175 years.” However, as mentioned before, the first and the second estate could manage to outvote the third estate. In this case, the same thing happened and the country became worse again. People were not satisfied and this also triggered the revolution. In addition to all, Louis XIV would imprison people randomly, mostly with unreasonable reasons. This is explained also by when the revolution actually happen, the people actually attacked the prison of Louis XIV, this explained how people should inno ecially under Louis XIV’s government The result was the attack of the third estate.
“The third estate made a radical move to the assembly. They broke free from it and The third estate now called itself the National Assembly.” All in all, the french revolution was done by the 97% of France who needed to be more ndependent and free in all aspects. The revolution after started when the people attacked the prison f the king. This was a representa risoned without a reason. nce at the time because of hi Afterwards, Napoleon, who victories as a leader. People believed in Napoleon to be the saviour of France. As a result, the French Revolution fulfilled what the people wanted from their government. This is because people were voiceless, taxed a lot, and could manage their living. People were not living in good conditions and this was the general cause of the french revolution. Napoleon took control of France 1799 and people believed that he would lead France to become the Great French Empire. France d to be bankrupt and destroyed had to make allies in Europe because the people cou gain. Overall, the result of the french revolution were good enough for people who were in conditions which are not good. Not everybody was in better conditions after the revolution but i was definitely better than before the revolution since even bread costed equal to earnings of an average itizen in the third estate. Before the revolution France wasn’t a country to live in due to living conditions.
At the end of the revolution, people were satisfied but hoping for Napoleon to be a different. Louis XIV was charged with treason.” Louis XIV after was killed with the guillotine in front of everyone. Seeing people dead would be discouraging but for the french it was encouraging because they understood what they could do.” This was called a coup d’etat which meant the overthrowing of a certain government. In this case Napoleon performed a coup d’etat.2 Afterwards, Napoleon who was known to be successful was defeated in the battle of Waterloo. The Bastille Prison was the logo of the revolution and people of France destroyed it brick by brick. 3 The revolution was successful since the majority of people were happy at the end of the revolution. nd as much as previous leaders Afterwards, the majority of the people wanted Napoleon no who mainly caused all of this in the first place. It was a try act to get rid of the biased government of France as well as the selfish and wasteful leader. Napoleon was mainly known to be proud of epairing and restoring France into its better times without a monarch or a tyrant and without a wife s educational, financial, and political who is Austrian and wasteful. Napoleon improved the ne to challenge conditions. It is true that N is decisions, but at least he let others’ suggest things. Napoleon w to get the entire world for France. In 1814, Napoleon was taken over from the throne after several defeats as a leader. Louis XVIII, who is Louis XIV’s brother, came to power. After years of revolution, France’s monarchy was restored in 1815.