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March 4, 2009
Midterm Essay Between 1760 and 1800 Europe saw many reforms as it made an effort to achieve more stability in an ever-changing environment. High birth rates and high death rates characterized the 1600s. Population would increase to levels that could not be sustained by society. Then the death rate would sky rocket, overall keeping the population at a static level. In order for progress to take place and population to grow, Europeans had to learn how to adapt and cope with the ebb and flow of the environment. This involved political, social and economic changes. Although the ultimate cause of the aristocratic revolution was the financial downfall of France, the timing of this revolution was greatly impacted by the instability of the climate, and the failure of the French to adequately cope with these environmental changes. A drought hit France in the spring of 1788, which ruined the grape crops, and left grape farmers with no income. That same year cloth production fell drastically, leaving many with no work. Povert...
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