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Unformatted text preview: // FRENCH REVOLUT ION// W.7.8.09 Causes Before the French Revolution Aiding the American Revolution Famine in 1788 Unrest among the peasantry o Not just one date, a time span, starting in 1789 ending 1815 (Congress of Vienna?) o Completely transformed the political and geographical landscape of Europe for all time o 1789 to 1914 (the beginning of WW1) = the inauguration of the French/European new era Everyone was indirectly influenced by the French Revolution; modern Europe would not be what it is without the French Revolution Causes of French Revolution (may be different from other scholar prospective) A REAL revolution = overthrowing a political order for something new Convening of the Estates General Storming of the Bastille, July 14,1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (1789) The beheading of King Louis XVI Maximilien Robepierre o His beheading The early guillotine: o Horizontal blade = inefficient = irrational = inhumane The modern guillotine: o Slanted blade = efficient = rational = humane Napolean Bonaparte, as Emperor o Napolean: the Russian campaign (1812) o Waterloo, June 1815 o Congress of Vienna 1814-1815 (Map diagram) Europe in 1700 (Map diagram) Europe in 1800 (Map diagram) Europe after the Congress of Vienna (1814-1815) (Map diagram) Europe in 1900 Why was the French monarchy so weakened going into the year 1789?...
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