2.5.08 - 2.5.08 The French Revolution 1789-1799 Europe's...

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2.5.08 The French Revolution 1789-1799 Europe’s first mass population revolution o This overthrow is dramatically different o Those below in the middle class, working class, the lower class overthrow the leaders o Louis 16 th - not interested in governing, he got power through inheriting it o Marie Antoinette- was seen as untrustworthy o Dinner’s end- image that suggest the times, o Nobility feels there is a rise in the class of commoners- merchants, bankers, domestic farmers; they have the wealth but not the power to do anything o Growing class of accountants, lawyers, doctors; o Large unskilled worker population, their lives revolve around demand and labor o 23,24 million peasants- vary in class at the peasant level o Land owners have variety of resources; peasants are not only worried about not getting land, but worried more about them not being protected at all This showed how the French had one foot in the new world and one foot in the old world ideas Financial crisis o What starts the French revolution is the prolonged crisis, which cannot be resolved
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