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HST112.1.24.11 - The Crisis of the Ancien Regime and the...

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The Crisis of the Ancien Regime and the Coming of the French Revolution Today’s Main Argument: The French Revolution was caused by a convergence of both long- and short-term crises, which in 1789 led to a series of revolts: a noble revolt, a bourgeois revolt, a popular urban revolt, and a peasant revolt . The consequences of this ‘perfect revolutionary storm’ destroyed the Ancien Regime society of tradition and orders , and opened the way for a society of rights and laws . This week’s question : While the French Revolution put into practice ideals which we may all support, during the Revolution’s radical phase (1792-1794), the revolutionary government used political terror, purportedly to save the Revolution . In light of this development, do you support the French Revolution?
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The Crisis of the Ancien Regime and the Coming of the French Revolution Today’s Main Argument: The French Revolution was caused by a convergence of both long- and short-term crises, which in 1789 led to a series of revolts:
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