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Notes 9/18/07-READ LITTLE ICE AGE ON E-RESERVE Popular rev. A. Bastille B. “the great fear” – what turns this political rev. into a social rev., From 1700-1850 was much cooler, given the name “little ice age”. But around 1850 climate starts to warm up because of industrialization, and we see for the first time humans changing the climate. France never had a agricultural rev. unlike great Britain who did. During this time the large fluxuations of weather, France developed famine on virtually a regular basis. But in England because of their agricultural rev allowed them to smooth out the ruff spots. By 1700 the climatic stress on French agriculture had become a major issue. So that by this time virtually all of French farming in producing the bare minimum to sustain what they have. Not only is there a climate issue in france, the political outlook is not good. About 80 percent of the population of france lives on farms, but only 20 percent actually own the land. They borrow it from the nobility. They also have feudal dues which are a variety of
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