French Revolution

French Revolution

The French Revolution was a period of social and political upheaval in France from 1789to 1799 and had a major impact on French history and on modern history worldwide. The guillotine became the symbol of a string of executions. Louis XVI had already been guillotined before the start of the terror. Queen Marie Antoinette, and many others were excited by guilotine.

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The French Revolution was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France that had a major impact on France and throughout the rest of Europe. The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years. French society underwent an epic transformation, as feudal, aristocratic and religious privileges evaporated under a sustained assault from radical left-wing political groups, masses on the streets, and peasants in the countryside. Old ideas about tradition and hierarchy of monarchy, aristocracy, and religious authority were abruptly overthrown by new Enlightenment principles of equality, citizenship and inalienable rights. The French Revolution began in 1789 with the convocation of the Estates-General in May.

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