French Revolution

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French Revolution - The French Revolution was a major political reorganization that  began in 1789 with the storming of the Bastille and the rise of the Third Estate, the mass  of common people who had been oppressed for centuries under the authoritarian rule of  an absolute monarchy. The sitting monarch, Louis XVI, was deposed, imprisoned and  eventually beheaded in the political chaos known as the Reign of Terror that eventually  led to the rise of Napoleon as an emperor every bit as powerful as the monarchs who  had come before him.  Glorious Revolution - The Glorious Revolution occurred in 1688, when King William III  and Queen Mary II usurped the English throne from King James II. In exchange for this  turnabout, King William III agreed to function as a limited monarch, further increasing  the growing power of Parliament. 
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