Moderate reforms were expected in 1789, and with louis failing to meet these reforms from the

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Moderate reforms were expected in 1789, and with louis failing to meet these reforms from the period 1789 to 1793, along with the growing radicalisation of the sans-cullotes, the growing power of an external organization other than the crown, such as the national, legislative assemblies and revolutionary clubs, it eventually challenged the crown’s authority and power over France. And it could be said it was Louis’ misaction and wrong actions taken at volatile times that led him to his downfall. As this is evident by the refusal to accept the august decrees, civil consititution, leaking military strategies at times of war with France which made him an anti-revolutionist by the eyes of the people. The anti-revolutionary stance he had grasped…show more content…
As these are not reasons why the king was executed but it was surely the beginning of the chain reaction which led France into turmoil and therefore forced the king into execution. After the storming of the Bastille the national assembly draws up the august decrees, a constitution with 13 points that promised the end of the french feudal era and the stoppage of noble gluttony, but the problem was that, the king would not accept the decrees, and this therefore made him a a foe to the wants of the french people and especially the Parisians. With the French already in discontent with king’s refusal to accept to the constitution and the growing economical difficulties, especially grain shortage and rumours of grain hoarding, a time arose known as the great fear, this was rural unrest and uprising in opposition to the nobles and an attack on the feudality itself as seigneurial symbols were destroyed, rasdicalisation of the people is clearly not in doubt and is clear that the situation in france is detereorating. Arriving at the palace of versailles stormed the 7000 female sans-cullotes along with 20,000 bourgeoise national guards setting the demands for the king, the king was therefore forced to accept the decrees of august, agree on the civil constitution of the right of man, and agree to provide paris with grain. In this we find out that, the radicalisation of the people had reached such an extent that no longer was it

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