The Effects And Effects Of The French Revolution And Its Effects

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The French Revolution and the Effects It Had . . . The French Revolution took place in the 18th century, from 1789 to 1799. This war took ten years from start to finish. During this time, there were many issues that the government ran into. One of the predicaments the French Government ran into (that would eventually lead to the downfall of the monarchy, and the Revolutionary war) was the feudalism system. This was the system in one was ranked from their class (rich to poor). This system angered the people of France, especially those of lower class (peasants and merchants). This system was unjust, because it allowed (and expected) those of higher stature to control and use those of lower stature for their personal needs. An excerpt from, Travels in France (written in 1792) states, “ There is an injustice in levying the amount each person must pay. Lands held by the nobility are taxed very little. Lands held by commoners are taxed heavily…” This excerpt clearly shows the biased ways of the Revolutionary time, when nobles (the rich) were favored more than those below them. Another issue that enraged the people of France was taxation. One specific reason the taxation was so great, was because the grain market had been removed due to little income. This caused all of the breads and grains to increase in price, because of limited supply. Another effect of the taxes being high, was that there was less trading, therefore in order to recover the lost revenue, they

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