Edmund Burke French Revolution

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Edmund Burke, a Irish politician and writer who lived in England at the time wrote “Reflections On The Revolution In France” in 1790 in response to the French Revolution. Edmund Burke was extremely opposed to absolutism which shows in his writing while addressing the outcome of what happened in France. Burke was afraid of something similar happening in England at the time due to the industrialization. This writing is significant because it prevented a revolution from spreading to England. Edmund Burke was completely against the revolution in France and he was afraid of revolutions spreading. “It looks to me as if I were in great crisis, not of the affairs of France alone, but of all Europe” (Burke 79). Burke was becoming extremely worried that the people of England would want to revolt like the French. He was able to see many similarities in France as there was in other industrializing cities and countries all over Europe. He thought that because of the industrialization, and the immense population growth especially in London that people would want to fight for wha they thought as liberties and rights. Edmund Burke saw what happened in France and he knew that it was a big mistake for the people to revolt, therefore he wrote this pamphlet to inform the english people of the…show more content…
“They have found their punishment in their success” (Burke 80). This quote is by far the most important I think in the whole writing. This small sentence completely defines what Edmund Burke thought of the French Revolution. The people of France had essentially won by overthrowing the government and gaining what they thought was freedom, but did they? At the end of the bloodshed and turmoil there was still extreme poverty and more problems throughout the country than before the revolution. I think Burke said this to show people that you while you think you're winning by revolting it will be much worse than you
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