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Unformatted text preview: Nicolas Canel HST111 11/29/10 Origins of the French Revolution 1789 Fall of Bastille 1789 Bastille was a Royal armory and state prison At the time there were only 7 prisoners in the Bastille at the time A Symbol of the governments tyranny 3 hours later the Bastille was in the hands of the mob 98 our of 140 guards were dead, commanders head was carried through the streets of Paris King Louis the XVII King said it was just another revolt, one of his men said no sire, it is a revolution Major events that heralded in the modern world Old Regime was destroyed and a new European social order was created Individual rights, representative institutions, and loyalty to the state rather than to monarchy Some people have called this a democratic revolution Not really a Democratic revolution Was a liberal movement, to extent political rights to the wealthy middle classes Books, newspapers, magazines told of events in America in Europe, which became widely discussed, shift in international relations Venetian Ambassadors thought: America will become the most formidable power in the world Seemed to prove the ideas of the enlightenment Rights of man (man specifically) could be changed (freedom of speech, ect.)Rights of man (man specifically) could be changed (freedom of speech, ect....
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