In Depth Analysis And Reasons For The French Revolution

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A- Reasons and prominent figures:It is December 11, 1792, the trial of the King of France Louis XVI. After all the bloody nobleman's heads were chopped off it was the King's turn. The French Revolution, which started on 1789, is about to come to an end after 3 years of revolution in a way a civil war between the rich and the poor, the commons and the nobles. The French Revolution was "The Best of Times, the Worst of Times." The wealthy lived the best life, but the poor lived the worst lives. The French Revolution had started after the people couldn't take the heavy taxes and the harsh laws anymore. During this time if you had money you had everything. There were even special jail reform papers sold to rich for wanting someone to get into jail just because you don't like them. An absolute Monarch, Louis XVI, ruled France at that time. The National System of Justice and the Catholic Church had given Louis XVI the right to decree taxation and leader of military forces. But to keep these powers in your hand you, the monarch leader has to be a string and stable person. But Louis XVI was neither strong nor stable. He didn't know how to control the taxes and made them really high, which lead to the revolution. Louis XVI had established the start of the French Revolution by taking the powers of nobles to himself; meaning that he reduced the powers of the nobles to gain power and made strict and harsh high tax laws. The people came to a point where they didn't have nothing to eat, nothing to buy with, they were starving. Some of the tax laws were so out of order that for example if you had earned a thousand dollars a month you had to pay 999 dollars as tax. People couldn't afford to work anymore because the tax would be more than what you make and you would have no profit.The people were separated into three types of people, The Clergy; respected religious preachers, Nobles; the government officials and the commons; the commons were divided into Bourgeoisie the wealthy landowners and the poor starving peasants. During the revolutionary if you were a common you were forced to suffer the most. The king had 20 people only to dress him up and hold his crown. Louis XVI also suffered many big defeats on the battleground where he lost lot of men and money. The king was described as a black hole, sucking in all the power, money, and freedom. History had never seen a better monarch than Louis XVI.The main reasons that lead to the French Revolution and the execution of King Luis XVI were,·The nobles wanted the power back that was taken away from them. The nobles aren't a big part because they didn't have that much power but still had something to feed their family;·The bourgeoisie resented the privileges of the nobles.·Yes the bourgeoisie were wealthy land owners but they didn't get anything from the land because of heavy taxes so this concludes to;·THE COMMONS CRITICISED THE TAX SYSTEM BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO GIVE TO THE...


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