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  • Napoleon's Military Conquests And Revolutionary Ideals
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    In order to investigate the claim that 'Napoleon betrayed the revolution', it has to be determined what is the French revolution? And what are the revolutionary ideals that Napoleon allegedly betrayed? If Napoleon betrayed the Revolution then he betrayed the ideals of Liberty, equality and fraternity. However if Napoleon did not betray the revolution, he consolidated the revolutionary ideals. The only way of determining whether Napoleon consolidated or betrayed the revolution is to explore his a...
  • Immediate Causes Of The French Revolution
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    The Russian Revolution (1917-1939) and the French Revolution (1789-1815) were very similar and dissimilar in long-term causes, immediate causes, stages of the revolution, and the worlds reaction to the revolution. The Russian Revolution had many long-term causes, the leading long-term cause was World War I, it was causing a large strain on the countrys people and economy, and the discontent of the lower class. Huge amounts of food shortages, military defeats, and incompetent rulers contributed t...
  • English And French Revolutions The Monarch
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    Thousands of revolutions have taken place throughout the course of the history of the world. These revolutions have changed the politics, history, and all other facets of civilization of certain groups. Most revolutions follow a basic set formula of events: a leader is overthrown, radical and extremist groups take control for a period of time, and then the government is eventually restored to it's original state. Both the English and French Revolutions followed this basic formula with various di...
  • Revolutionary About The French Revolution
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    Robert Darnton writes this small essay and tries to decide what exactly was revolutionary about the French Revolution. Just because it was a revolution does not make it revolutionary. Darnton explores this idea throughout his article. As Darnton develops the essay, he detail three main things that he believes made the French Revolution revolutionary: the involvement of such a large portion of the nation, the idea of popular sovereignty and the incredible amount of death the occurred during this ...
  • Revolution Another Cause Of The French Revolution
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    Why was there a French Revolution? Between, 1789! V 1799, many events occurred in France that caused an outbreak within the people thus leading to a revolution. This culminated in the France becoming a democratic government. This essay will argue that the resentment of absolute government, financial difficulties, the famine, rise of philosophes and the ongoing feud between the estates are all the major causes of why there was a revolution in France. Firstly before going into the topic, the word!...
  • Causes Of The French Revolution
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    The French and English Revolutions Essay submitted by MassA THE FRENCH REVOLUTION The French Revolution was effected and caused by many things and people. Some people that had to do with the French Revolution were, Louis XVI, and, Marie Antoinette. Marie played an active role in the Revolution but suffered for her royalist sympathies. King Louis XVI also played an important role in the Revolution, seeing as how he was the king and all. When Louis XVI came to be King, he inherited a France in deb...
  • Contrast The American And French Revolutions
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    Compare and Contrast the American and French Revolutions. Many revolutions begin with the outbreak of violence, which is often a response to heightened repression or other extraordinary demands from government against their people. The American Revolution is an obvious example of this. The violence took the form of the Revolutionary War and Congress became the leadership. American Revolution was the first anti-colonial, democratic revolution in history. Americans insisted on representation and w...
  • Causes Of The French Revolution
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    Causes of the French Revolution The statement citing the essential cause of the French Revolution as the 'collision between a powerful, rising bourgeoisie and an entrenched aristocracy defending it's privileges' has great pertinence in summarizing the conflict of 1789. The causes of the French Revolution, being provoked by this collision of powers, was the Financial debt of the government and the long-standing political differences in the government. Over the course of twenty-five years after th...
  • Napoleon's Autocratic Rule
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    NAPOLEON BONAPARTE-The ideals of the French Revolution were 'Equality, Liberty, and Fraternity,' yet the methods that were used to accomplish these goals were extreme. For example, about 40,000 people were guillotined during the Reign of Terror. When Napoleon Bonaparte, a French army hero, seized control of the government in France in 1799 by a coup de " tat, he was looking to achieve peace in France by ending the Revolution. To do this, he had to be in complete control: he ruled like a dictator...
  • Art Of The French Revolution
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    The Impact of Graphic Art on the French Revolution Art has allways been an important part of history. Sometimes it is even able to change or influence history by acting upon public opinion. Many artists of all ages are known for their political involvement. Although it is argued that the most important reason for the outbreak of the French Revolution was the political and economical instability of France during this period, there is place for an agrement that art also had influence in starting t...
  • French And Russian Revolutions
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    Both the French and Russian revolutions occurred because of two main reasons. Both of these revolutions were the direct results of bad leadership and a bad economy. These two reasons along with other factors caused both of these revolutions. Although they were both similar, they also had differences. A difference between the two is that the Russians had an unsuccessful 'pre-revolution' in 1905. Another difference between these two revolutions is the fact that the French turned towards a democrac...
  • Glorious Revolution In England
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    Revolution Essay The three revolutions the "Glorious Revolution" in England, the French Revolution, and the American Revolution all had a profound effect on there country and the world. We talked about and discussed each one of these in class. All three of these revolution have lots in common but there all alot different form each other. All of these revolutions were started by people who wanted better or different things to be going on in their country, they all were trying to change things to ...
  • French Revolution And Napoleon
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    Revolutionary Leaders The effects of the French Revolution were far reaching in terms of both place and time. The political revolution evolved and changed government like a geological palatial shift changes landscape dramatically and violently. Leaders of the revolution rose and fell radically, all influencing this new ideal. Not only one of the greatest military leaders in history, but one of the greatest political and social leaders, Napoleon Bonaparte best personifies the ideals of the entire...
  • French Revolution
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    French Revolution There were many factors that contributed to the French Revolution. First of all was the greatest percent of the population, the commoners, had the least amount of power and land. This laid the foundation for social unrest which is necessary for a revolution. Second, the French economy was very weak due to France's involvement in the American Revolution. In addition to the economic problems that the American Revolution caused, it also put Enlightenment ideas into the minds of th...
  • Literature A Mirror Of Society
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    The literature of a country is affected and influenced by how the people of that country live. This paper will prove that The French Revolution greatly influenced 19th Century French Romanticism. First, the cultural values of the revolution will be identified. Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will be presented. The cultural values of The French Revolution and Romanticism will then be linked. Finally, literary examples will be shown to support this connection between the two movements. ...
  • Third Phase Of The French Revolution
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    What is enlightenment The 18th century Enlightenment was a movement of the intellectuals who dared to prove all the aspects in life scientifically. German philosopher Immanuel Kant proclaimed the motto of the enlightenment: Dare to know! : Have the courage to use your own intelligence! People were greatly impressed by the scientific revolution. They were also advocating the application of the scientific method to the understanding of all life. During the age of enlightenment, science became popu...
  • French Revolutionists And The English
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    The Scarlett Pimpernell's relationship towards the French Revolution The fictional story "The Scarlett Pimpernell" by Baroness Or czy portrayed many factual events pertaining to the French Revolution and also created an interesting story to captivate an audience. All the characters showed the attitudes of society both in France and in England during the Reign of Terror (1792). The story of the Scarlett Pimpernell reflected on the idea of a secret identity saving the nobles from Madame Guillotine...
  • French Revolution
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    Why did the French Revolution move to a radical phrase in the second half of 1972? The French revolution moved to a radical phrase in the second half of 1972 due to the tense political climate created by foreign intervention, counter-revolution and popular political will. The suspicious and reactive nature in which the peasants, revolutionaries, counter-revolutionaries and monarchy into a political frenzy, pushing the Revolution to the Left and onto he onslaught of the Great Terror. The French R...
  • Most Constructive Achievements Of The French Revolution
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    The pivotal event of European history in the eighteenth century was the French Revolution. From its outbreak in 1789, the Revolution touched and transformed social values and political systems in France, in Europe, and eventually throughout the world. France's revolutionary regime conquered much of Western Europe with its arms and with its ideology. Though the Revolution was a bloody tragedy, many Europeans and non-Europeans came to see the Revolution as much more than just that. These people we...
  • Most Important Factors In The French Revolution
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    On 4th of May 1789 the French king, Louis XVI, called the Estates General, in an attempt to rescue France's ailing fortunes. This set the ball rolling down the road to revolution. The causes of the revolution had not appeared over night but were the result of many years of poor governing. This was the last straw, and on the 14th of July the patience of the Parisian workers hit boiling point and the Bastille was stormed, it was demolished brick by brick, around the country other peasants had had ...

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