SS 102 Lecture 2-2-11

SS 102 Lecture 2-2-11 - I. II. III. SS 102 Lecture 2/2/11...

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SS 102 Lecture 2/2/11 The French Revolution I. Conditions, Causes, and Sparks Social Change and Social Dis-integration Steadily rising average standard of living People getting richer, not poorer Rapid urbanization Social system far more complex Economy has been transformed completely Population was growing faster than the food Widening gap between rich and poor Steadily increasing taxes Formal structure remained the same Gov. remained as same system Created social tension Poor hate rich, rich hated poor, ect Each of these clashes was a cause of the revolution Blame – Social Dis-integration France was split by interest groups No one could improve without the expense of another Political Incompetence and Popular Attributes Problems were because of king and gov. People focused anger on gov. People lost respect for the king Many gov officials stole what they could get their hands on Crowds, Hunger, Fear and Confusion
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SS 102 Lecture 2-2-11 - I. II. III. SS 102 Lecture 2/2/11...

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