The French revolution which is also referred to as the Revolution of 1789 was a period characterized by both social and political upheaval that span close to a decade in France. It was during this period that the country’s political landscape was redesigned and it involved
The French Revolution of 1789 was inarguably a significant turning point in the history of Europe. However, there have been historical debates over the major contributing factor that had caused the French Revolution. Many historians have argued that the French Revolution was sparked by the emerging new age ideas of Enlightenment in the 18th century, which encouraged people to think logically and critically about their society. Many notable writers such as Diderot and Voltaire began to publicly criticise the social structure and the governance of France. (Darlington et al., 2004, p.25) But other historians argue that ideas affected the way people saw
The Industrial Revolution, a 'Revolution' that began in Britain in the nineteenth century, saw people move from working in the farming industry to working in factories. This transition from an agrarian society meant that many people moved to cities in search of jobs. New methods of manufacturing allowed goods to be produced far more cheaply and quickly than before. However, the Revolution came with its own negative consequences. The lives of children during the Industrial Revolution were torturous and many injustices resulted. Children were used to serve the demands of the growing society but their needs were disregarded. Despite some reforms during the 1800s, the atrocious working and living conditions in towns ensured that children were definitely victims not beneficiaries of the Industrial Revolution.
The French Revolution ended up transforming Europe’s governments into unstable governing systems. The French Revolution is considered to be a model event that the people looked towards as inspiration to create change in their own governments. These revolutions happened often and did not always have successful outcomes; these revolutionaries shook the foundations of the government and created an unsteady base. This occurrence of this instability of the government is mainly due to the inequity of the people, poor choices in economics, and the rise of different political views. The French Revolution created a lot of upheaval within all of the nation’s governments.
The age of revolution was a powerful dynamic age in the European politics and the European Society that started in 1789 and ended in 1848. During this era, radical citizens and reforming governments in Europe changed the existing laws and the ruling structure in a way that created the forms of the existing modern Europe states. The age was very revolutionary as it gave the introduction to new systems within Europe. The era was both an age of destruction as well as a catalyst for growth. Also, the impacts during this age changed the world socially, politically, and economically. The age even from the fact that it was centered in the Franco-British axe, extended around the world in a way that changed the global old regime domination to the current complex and modern world.
Throughout history, there were numerous ages and eras that brought considerable changes and advancements to the human society. For instance, the age of exploration led explorers such as Columbus and Dias to discover unknown continents and routes. The age of enlightenment caused a burst of knowledge and ideas based on reason from people such as John Locke and Voltaire. The most important era, however, that brought substantial and visible change to the way of living is the era of Industrial Revolution. The period of the Industrial revolution began in the early 1700s and ended in the late 1800s. During the century, the Industrial revolution engendered both positive and negative changes to the human society. Some of the cons include the rapid
The Industrial Revolution was one of he factors that lead to great development of many countries. The Industrial Revolution’s hearth, the United Kingdom, started the great economic and societal changes that were results of the country’s rapid industrialization. This revolutionary period, lasting from the late 18th Century to the early 19th Century, helped shape today’s world and its effects are still seen. Since the Industrial Revolution was born in the United Kingdom, the effects are most clearly seen there. It lead to new inventions, manufacturing processes, an increased population, and a radically different urban geography. Not all of the alterations that the Industrial Revolution brought were positive; it affected Great Britain in both positive and negative ways.
The French Revolution was a violent and a transitional period in French history that shook both the continent of Europe and France itself. The French Revolution stemmed from a vast set of motives. The influences of the French Revolution were both internal due to the government of France, political divides, and an impoverished economy from wars and also externally from Enlightenment philosophy and the outcome of the American Revolution (Schwartz, “The French Revolution: Causes, Outcomes, Conflicting Interpretations.”Causes of the French Revolution). The results of the French Revolution are incalculable and can be influential today; however, there were immediate consequences that changed french culture, politics and government.
The French Revolution, or Bourgeois Revolution, is one of the most popular topics in history today. When the Chinese premier, Zhou Enlai, was asked his opinion of the French Revolution in 1972, he replied: “too early to say” (Inside China 's Ruling Party). He is, for the most part, still correct. Many of the complex theories and ideas that were propelled into society from this revolution such as the role of the government in a modern system, idealism and pragmatism, and the role of the bourgeois, are still convoluted and ambiguous ideas to modern thinkers. During the eighteenth century, France was overstrained and unable to balance its longstanding political instability, insurmountable economic debt and disorganization, crop shortage, little ice age, the decrease in food prices, the uncompromising nobility, aristocratic revolution, the new conquering Enlightenment ideologies especially Rousseau, and the surplus of the unsatisfied bourgeois under a weak and indecisive King. In the year 1789, the old ‘ancien regime’ snapped. The French Revolution began and continued for the next twenty-six years. Needless to say, the ideas created and perpetuated during the revolution were highly influential to not only the French citizen’s themselves, but to the world outside France, and, therefore, were sustained and advanced even after the revolution. During the different phases of the revolution, the ideas of the Enlightenment philosophes, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and growing
Both the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution induced great social transformations from the end of the 18th century on. The revolutions laid the foundation for the journey of modernization for Great Britain and France. Although the two countries were merely separated by the English Channel, the relatively low degree of pre-industrial international communications hindered the interaction of both events. Nevertheless, it is not coincidental that the revolutions occurred roughly at the same time: the rapidly increasing economic demand as well as the emergence of enlightenment philosophies served as the stimuli. However, the varied application and reaction to the two elements are country-based: the difference in the availability of natural resources, the class relations in each states, and the dissimilar applications of the philosophical ideas developed into the two distinctively varied revolutions.
Any analysis of European history will reveal a constant theme of revolutions and counterrevolutions across space and time that have shaped the very foundations of societies across the expanse of the continent. Furthermore, these revolutions occurred in many different spheres of daily life. For instance, some revolutions featured prolonged periods of violent political upheaval while others featured a more subtle revolution, changing the very social fabric of Europe. In addition, some revolutions centered on economic change while still others concentrated on class struggle. In truth, the causes and effects of Europe’s many revolutions throughout time are as varied as the nations that compose the continent itself. However, despite the variety of the causes of these revolutions and the changes that they wrought, one standard holds true for all European revolutions; all European revolutions, whether violent or not, served to irreversibly alter the social, political, and economic paradigms of the nation where the revolution took place. To put it bluntly, a European nation that experienced any form of a revolution, regardless of time period and location, was forever altered from what it had been prior to the revolutionary event. Case and point, take the case of 18th century revolutionary France.
The French Revolution (1789-1799) happened due to a series of events from feudal oppression, political conflict, the enlightenment, and economic hardship. This revolution “destroyed the hierarchical and corporate society (Perry 282)” in return for a more favorable modern society where the citizens have more power and voice, giving a sense of nationalism instead of loyalism.
Throughout history, there were many revolutions that spurred a new look on Government. One of these was the French Revolution, which included a furious lower class, a weak King, Louis XVI, a crashing economy and eventually Napoleon’s reign. This led to significant changes to surrounding countries and in the political structure of France.
The French Revolution is a significant event in human history. It began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790s with the triumph of Napoleon Bonaparte. During this time, the french population transformed their country’s political landscape, bringing an end to monarchy, and became a republic. Within France itself, the revolution led to the redistribution of church property to the government and to the people. The most major contribution of the revolution is the Declaration of Rights of Man and the Citizen, which made all citizens equal under the law. But the revolution did not only changed situations in France, it actually played a crucial part in changing the world to be as it is now.
Many Historians have come to the decisive conclusion that the French Revolution, an event that characterises Modern European History, has changed Europe. It was a time period that took place prior to the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, between 1789 and the late 1970s. it denotes a time period in which the French civilians were aroused unanimously in overturning the traditionalistic “institutions” such as the monarchy and the feudal system. Though the causes of such an event remain inexplicit, intriguing arguments can be drawn in considering an array of reasons that initially sparked it. One plausible assumption has been that it was merely the result of the assumed divine power that King Louis XVI had that ignited the civilians’ revolt. This is particularly acceptable, seeing that this event was draped in the uprooting ideals of Enlightenment. From this pivotal event in Modern History, Historians have gained an insightful scope of not only the evolution of peasantry and lower-societal revolts against an usurping power (i.e nobility) and in some occasions their demise, but have also gained insights into the unnoticed power of the working class. Ultimately the major havoc-inducing factor that led to the crisis of the Ancien Regime can be a derived from a state of hierarchal power. The division of class and the prestigious stance of the nobility helped rouse the