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  • 50 Of The Most Powerful Receivers General
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    The causes of tensions and conflicts generated in the old regime that contributed to the outbreak of revolution The composition of society was a major contributing factor to the tensions and conflicts generated under the old regime. Society was divided into Three Estates, the first Estate comprised of the clergy (1%), the nobility, and rest of the population was classified as the Third Estate. Not only was the Third Estate heterogeneous, comprising of the bourgeoise (lawyers, doctors, intellectu...
  • Reign Of Terror In France
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    The French Revolution was one of the most traumatic events in human history. Over seven million people may have died as a result. The immediate reason was the financial crisis caused by French support for the American Revolution. France invested 2 billion pieces of silver to win the war. Her tax system could only support the government during peace. A war called for extraordinary measures. This was the beginning of the first phase of the revolution, which is referred to as the Aristocratic Revol...
  • King And The Other Two Estates
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    The Causes Of The French Revolution In the 17th and 18th centuries, France was ruled by an absolute government. The king had all the political power. And the kings who came after him were despots. For example, anyone who criticized the government could be arrested and put in prison without trial. Louis XIV at least ruled this country efficiently. Last French kings were not good rulers. Louis XIV (1774-1793) was king at the time of the French Revolution. He was more interested in hunting than gov...
  • Second And Third Estates
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    French Revolution French Revolution, one of the major revolutions in European history. The revolution marks a turning point in Frence history and in world history in general. Forms of government, morals, ideologies, and social development were greatly affected by it in all Europe and even in U.S. The beginning of the Frence Revolution in generally dated from June, 1789. But the crisis in political and economic affairs in France in that period was so great that social unrest, rioting, a and rebel...
  • Peasants In The Third Estate
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    The Old Regime was a period of time often considered by many to be representative of a crashed society. Under the Old Regime in France, the king was the absolute monarch. King Louis XIV had centralized power in the royal bureaucracy, the government departments that took care of his policies. King Louis' reign in France played a significant role in its history and economy. He was a king to all during the most important events of the time, but he was also a financial king to the rich because he cr...
  • Third Estate Representatives
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    Estates General-1789 It quickly became clear to the king and his advisors that the common French people had reached a point of "tax saturation". That is, they simply could not provide more government revenue. Thus the king agreed in 1789 to hold a meeting of the Estates General - a medieval assembly elected to advise the king on policy. The Estates General consisted of three major groups: the First Estate of the Clergy, the Second Estate of French nobility, and the Third Estate of commoners. Eac...
  • Second And Third Estate
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    During the late 1700's, France followed in America's footsteps to their own revolution. The French were very unhappy with their current status, jobs, and living conditions. They saw what America did to get liberty, and how successful they were. Many of them also read the writings of the philosophers and thought that change was necessary. During this time, France was the most powerful country in Europe. The main problems that led to the French Revolution were severe debt, competition between soci...
  • French Revolution
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    Analysis Of The French Revolution- Essay, Research Analysis Of The French Revolution- Analysis of the French Revolution- "Revolutions evolve in definite phases. At first they are moderate in scope, then they become radical to excess and finally they are brought to abrupt conclusions by the emergence of a strong man to restore order. ' Discuss this statement with specific references to the French Revolution. The French Revolution brought about great changes in the society and government of France...

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