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French Revolution Flow Chart

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daniel bennett

on 13 November 2013

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French Revolution Flow Chart
So it begins
at the meeting of the estates generals, the third estate, making up close to 98% of the population, want to hold more weight than just one vote. When the king ignored their objections, they proclaimed themselves a legislature called the National Assembly. the king did acknowledge this, and locked them out of the meeting. the National assembly went to a tenis court, and made an oath that they would not come out untill they had written a constitution.
The first true act of rebellion.
when king Louis XVI foolishly sent troops into Paris to protect the monarchy, the people took it as a threat. in a state of unrest, they stormed the Bastille (an old prison/armory) in order to arm themselves for the times to come. this was just the first in a long line of battles that the 3rd estate won. one of the other more important battles was when a mob of women stormed versalie, sent the king back to Paris, and put him under house arrest.
The end of the French Monarchy
with the National assembly rising to power, the clergy and nobles' power began to decline. the clergy became Public employees, their lands sold to pay off Frances debt. All money owed to the nobles from the lower classes was forgotten. The national assembly finished its constitution. Fearing for his safety, the king and his wife fled, but were caught two days after. on August 10, 1792, a mob marched on the kings palace, and threw him and his family in jail. The National Assembally voted itself out of existence, and the National Convention was formed, making France a republic.
How it starts
The 3rd estate are very unhappy due to social unjust and poverty. When the people of France (particularly the bourgeoisie) catch whiff of the enlightenment happening around the world, especially in the Americas,they begin to consider revolting against the crown.
The death of the King
shortly after his arrest, the king was put on trial, found guilty, and sentenced to death. when the rest of europe learned of this, they were outraged, calling it savagry.
the peasants fight back
once the peasants achieved their goal of eliminating feudal dues, they began to rebel against the new government. They felt that the revolution had chased away their priests, sold the goods of the church, eaten all of the food, and now they had started a draft. thousands of people were executed, ranging from peasants to even a few nobles.
the formation of yet another government
After the executions of so many people , another government was formed. This government was weak, and Frances problems continued. growing as bad as it was in the old order.
the Rise of Napoleon
Napoleon used the social unrest of France to rise to power. using his incredible military strategies, he went from a lowly army captain to the emperor of most of Europe. When a commanding officer was killed in battle, napoleon was left in charge. he used risky but genius tactics to destroy his enemy. he did this until he was the emperor we know him now to be.
Eventually, however, napoleon time came to an end
on a campaign to concur Russia, problems began killing Napoleon men. when they finally reached Moscow, they were terribly defeated and Napoleons career was over. he was tried and shipped to an island to live the rest of his life in solitary.
The Aftermath
The land that napoleon took was divided back up between other countries, monarchs were returned to power, and Europe was kinda sorta maybe at peace
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