The French Revolution And The Revolution

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Analysis The French Revolution was such an important time history. Not only was it a massacre with many lives being lost, including that of Queen Marie Antoinette and her husband King Louis XVI, it was also a time of great political turmoil which would turn man against man that being the case of Edmond Burke and Thomas Paine. Edmond Burke a traditionalist who believed the people should be loyal to the king against his former friend, Thomas Paine a free thinker who believed in order for things to improve one has to have some sort of change. In a time where it seemed as though things changed over-night the only question is which political party would be left standing? In the following paper, I will attempt to analyze Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France against Thomas Paine’s Right of man and state the difference between the two. But before any analysis can be made I must first discuss in further detail the French Revolution. The French Revolution first started in 1789, commoners were becoming upset with the lack of voice they had within the French Parliament. Although, they made up the majority of the French population, they always lost votes in a two to one landslide against the nobles and the aristocrats. Not only were they not having a voice, but they were also being forced to pay taxes for wars that lasted years, and the country was near bankruptcy, commoners could no longer look to their king for help. King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette lived a
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