Causes of French Revolution Essay

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There are plenty of speculations concerning why there was a French Revolution and plenty of articles and books written on the subject of why did France revolutionize? Was it because France was following in the footsteps of the Americans and rebelling against a negligent monarch or was it because it was time for a reformation in France? Perhaps it was none of those reasons but because of a language sweeping that nation of France that calls the bourgeoisie, the foundation of the nation that was France, into action. Maybe the French Revolution began simply because the city-dwelling bourgeoisie overthrew the empowered nobility and monarchy, which is what most speculations, ultimately leads to. However, all of these assumptions
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King Louis XVI had gotten into and involved in wars that he could not financially back, one of which was the American War for Independence fought against Britain. France, who was already in the thick of a financial deficit, getting involved only caused the country to go deeper into debt. Frances’ financial situation in the late 1700s was inevitable, what with the bad decisions made by the old regime, especially the parlement. Frances’ economic situation was the foundation and the beginning of a series of events that had led France to the brink of revolution and the end of the Old Regime.
The Old Regime in France is a major reason behind the start of the French Revolution, because it caused stirrings in the lower classes and rebellions as they were burdened with the brunt of the debt as well and starvation across Frances’ borders while the upper classes were cushioned. In this portion of the essay, the old regime, the economic crisis France found itself in, and the effects of both on the bourgeoisie, and the failed attempts at reformation will be examined in reference to the cause of the French Revolution.
King Louis XVI and Debt
The monarch, King Louis XVI, came into power in 1774 in the midst of an already substantial financial debt. He made promises to the people concerning the financial crisis and until he called the estates general in 1789, had appointed several men in charge of finding solutions to the financial crisis
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