The Impact of the French Revolution on European Society in Terms of Its Social Thinking

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND LANGUAGES ABXS1103 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCES THE IMPACT OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION ON EUROPEAN SOCIETY IN TERMS OF ITS SOCIAL THINKING NAME : NORHAFIZA BINTI OTHMAN MATRIC NUMBER : 900704145544001 NRIC : 900704145544 MOBILE : 013 6292463 E-MAIL : TUTOR’S NAME : WAN AMINUDDIN BIN WAN AB. HAMID LEARNING CENTER : PETALING JAYA SEPTEMBER 2012 CONTENTS Content Page 1.0 INTRODUCTION 3 2.0 FRENCH REVOLUTION 5 2.1 The Impact of French Revolution 5 2.2 Effect on France 6 2.2.1 France: The Representative Of Humanity 6 2.2.2 The Empire of France Became French Nation 7 2.2.3 End Of Despotic…show more content…
They said that not one official in power was corrupt, but that the whole system of government needed some change. Eventually, when the royal finances were expended in the 1780s, there began a time of greater criticism. This sparked the peasants’ notion of wanting change. Under the Old Regime in France, the king was the absolute monarch. Louis XIV had centralized power in the royal bureaucracy, the government departments which administered his policies. Together, Louis XIV and the bureaucracy worked to preserve royal authority and to maintain the social structure of the Old Regime. 2.1 THE IMPACT OF FRENCH REVOLUTION The French Revolution is the greatest event of the modern period. It influenced the whole human society. The whole world received the message of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The welfare of the common man became the paramount priority and required changes were made in their constitution by the different countries. The revolution affected the largest population in Europe and so shook Europeans to the core of their being. Over 20% of Europe’s population lived in France, and every European agreed that France was the central power of Europe. For such a large and powerful country to fall precipitously into such dark and violent change terrified everyone in Europe; the universal condemnation of the Revolution led to a flurry of introspection. The pain of the process, however, this long, difficult process of remaking society

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