~rev paper2 - James Lullo Response Paper 2 The First...

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James Lullo Response Paper 2 The First Attempt to Stabilize the Revolution Bailey Stone’s chapter on the early days of the revolution focuses on European geopolitics from 1789 to roughly 1792, and in this context how revolutionaries in France tried to deal with a changing Europe. In the first few pages Stone analyzes the political situation at the time, by looking at some of the major continental super powers and their interactions with each other. The ambitions of Russia regarding Turkey and Prussia are used to foreshadow a conflict between Russia and France later on in history, during the revolution as well as during Napoleonic rule. The European powers of the time sought to take advantage of what they saw as a weakened France. The Austrian Hapsburgs were fearful of the spread of revolutionary ideas from France as territories such as Belgium, Galicia and Hungary threatened to and in some cases actually did secede, and it was well known that many refugees from these territories were being protected in France. England saw
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