Absolutism In The French Revolution

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Introduction Europe has always been a great creator and revolutionary continent regarding history, plenty of revolutions and ideas developments took place there, passing through changes on territories demands, and many kinds of governments. In the 18th century, most of the countries were still under an absolutist government, which means the absolute king had total control of any aspect of the population. Notwithstanding in France, in the late eighteenth century, absolutism constituted a huge obstacle to the full development of the French bourgeoisie. The French revolution was a reflection of the bourgeoisie struggle for political power, such a revolution carries the "French" term because it started in France, by a series of factors that will…show more content…
The bourgeoisie, had a better social status, however they claimed for greater political participation and more economic freedom in their work, since everything was ruled by the absolutist government. Due this oppressive situation in France, and the visit of French intellectuals to the English Parliament, the "Old Regime" began to be criticized, and intellectuals concluded that the present government in France was unfair, and that the population was oppressed and unhappy. The traditional order should be overturned, in the name of freedom. A proposal for a new society was created; the government would only be fair when guaranteeing the freedom and equality of all before the law. Thus, the Universal Law of legal equality was developed, and still prevails to this day: "all men are created equal." In the economy physiocracy (power of nature) was expected to occur, it should work naturally, that is no barriers for business; the state should not meddle in the economy (with rules, monopolies, and others). For the enlightenment intellectuals no society should be obliged to accept the tyranny. If a government is oppressing and unsatisfactory the people have the right to fight to change it, ergo culminating a revolutionary
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