Before contemplating revolution, history necessitates that we first contemplate the
existence of a state, its characteristics.
Modern states have leaders that can be elected by
its citizens, but do not have to be.
The definition of a citizen also varies from state to
state, but usually is something that must be granted by the government.
One cannot be a
citizen of a nation simply by entering its borders.
Furthermore, a state is characterized by
its production, its revenue, its economy, its financial and physical landscape.
All of these
things make one think of its inhabitants, and their presence of mind and body.
can not exist without its inhabitants, and a modern state is often thrust into existence by
the will of these inhabitants.
One may wish that their will is that of the good of the
This will, combined with the will of a governmental body to enhance said good
and social and civil order, help create a state.
France, in the 18
century, was without a coherent monarchial body; instead, she
inherited one that maneuvered without thought of the betterment of the state.
monarchy failed to address the betterment of anything, and led the country into financial
despair, and to the loss of her once-strong identity.
The fate of the country was left to the
people in it, and therein lies the seed of revolution.
The French Revolution of 1789 was a
revolution of people, people who were once citizens, but found themselves living under a
ruling class with no direction, but in dire need of some.
“The nation was left to itself.” (Lefebvre, 109)
Pour comprendre le monde duquel les francais se sont emerges avant la
Revolution de 1789, il faut qu’on comprennent ce qui est bien connais au jourd’hui
comme l’Ancien Regime.
Les revolutionnaires qui ont decide d’appeller les regnes des
monarches avec cette terme, l’a fait en pensant que cettte regime n’existera plus jamais
dans le future.
Ca veux dire qu’elle est une peste du passé, et ces revolutionaries ont