Wheel of Revolution – The French Revolution

Social:

Before:

Kings and nobles have all the power in France

Effect:

Power of the king taken away

Kind was now a figurehead, not a political representative

Nobility loses titles and most of the land

The church loses its monasteries and farmlands

Bishops are now elected by people

Technological:

The Metric System

The Encyclopedia

The Guillotine

Arsenic
Economical:

Before:

France was in a very bad economic state

Effect:

France becomes a very agricultural nation

Entrepreneurship and small businesses flourish

Bad outcome on the world’s per capita

Political:

Before:

King is in control of all of France

After:

Government democratic for a short period of time, then reformed into constitutionalism when Napoleon re-took control of France

 

The French revolution is very similar to the English civil war in that they both were movements to overthrow the current monarchies in power, they both started from an increase of taxes from the nobles/king, which was unwelcomed by the general population, and they both had big technological, social, and political changes that we can still see the remains of today.

The French revolution ends in a victory for the civilians, and the election of a new greater leader named Napoleon. Napoleon then goes to conquer large portions of Europe and Asia and set France up as a permeant world superpower. Even to this day, France continues to be one of the most powerful countries in the world.

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