The main cause of the revolution was arising disputes, which occurred between different social classes in the society of the French. These social classes were third, second and first estates. Third estate social class was the poorest while…
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deas included unfair taxation, the gap that existed between the poor and the rich social groups and the American Revolution and finally independence declaration of America (Noonan, 1999).
The people in the third estate social group had very little rights whether socially or politically. However, some of the educated persons such as doctors and lawyers, belonging to third estate social class were in a position to read all the upcoming new ideas made by the government from some philosophers such as John Lacke, Rousseau, and Montesquieu. These philosophers talked about a democratic government possessing freedoms and natural rights. Eventually, the people belonging to the third estate social group began questioning the France government using the standards stated by the philosophers and began to demand for equality and democracy in the country (Noonan, 1999).
Unfair taxation was an economic cause of the revolution. Third estate comprised of doctors, lawyers, merchants, and peasants who faced heavy taxation in many things while the richest estates paid little or no taxes. This was unfair treatment considering that people from the richest estates had a lot of money, large plots of land and positions in the government and good interaction with the government. This unfair treatment of the third estate people angered them and made a prompt of the revolution. The social cause of the revolution was the large gap that existed between the rich people and the poor people. There were few members belonging to the first and second estates while third estate made up of the biggest population. However, the rich owned biggest portions of land while the poor had little portions of land yet they made the biggest population in the country. Prove of the gap between the rich and the poor, was unequal taxation for the rich and the poor. Politically, third estate people did not have privileges and right to contribute in the then government yet the nobles and clergies had the right. The
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Causes of French revolution
From a historical overview, French revolution is seen as the result of political, economic and social turmoil in the country. Prior to the revolution, for quite some years, France was already facing economic difficulties, where the middle-class citizens (referred to as bourgeoisie) were worst affected, owing to the high taxes imposed on them.
Eradicating obnoxious privilege became the most underling slogan to the French revolutionalists. These revolutionalists had avowed to sacrificing everything with a view to acquiring equality. For them to achieve this equality, they had to give up their political liberty.
During the year of 1777, he formulated ‘Sulfur’ as an element, rather than a combination of different elements. Since he contributed significantly to the changes in the nomenclature system of chemical elements, he is renowned all over the world as the ‘father of modern chemistry.’ He was born in an affluent family in Paris on 26th August in the year of 1743.
However, in writing that history, it is easy to assume that the colonists won the war entirely on their own. Certainly their use of different tactics helped, as did their passion for their cause, but they were not entirely independent even in fighting for their independence.
Such events include industrial revolution, renaissance and a discovery of a number of artistic and literary works. These events took place in various cities all over Europe, but specific events were concentrated on certain cities during particular times. One of the leading and most famous cities in Europe is Paris.
The revolution followed hot on the heels of the American Revolution that had preceded a decade earlier and changed the political and social dimension of Europe irreversibly. Various problems led to the revolution, however, the strict class system that placed the clergy and nobility among ordinary French citizens gets pinned down as the most decisive problem (Tackett 26).
15). Initially, the Roman society was governed by a centralized system of government, which practiced monarchial leadership. Power was centralized to a single linage. The Roman Republic began with the overthrowing of the monarchial government as a sign of civilization thus adaption of a republic system of governance.
The Louis XIV wars caused debts that grew after the wars fought in the 18th century. This wars caused affected even Britain, but they did not go bankrupt because, in Britain everyone paid tax including clergy and the nobles. In France, only the citizens paid