Revolutions And Revolution: The Main Causes Of The French Revolution

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Due to revolts and revolutions, starting in the late 1780s, the French Revolution went through a total of six changes of government. The main beginning factor of the French Revolution was the Old Regime. This was the social and political order of which King Louis XVII was king and the Estates were the different social classes. The Estates were the class system, consisting of the First, Second, and Third Estates. The Third Estate was the largest but lowest of them. They made up most of the population, but had the fewest privileges, quickly leading to a rebellion. The Third Estate decided they wanted to try to make a change in the way their government functioned. As rebellion and change went underway, over the next 20 years, France’s government changed many times. But despite their best efforts, there was always some cause for rebellion. Rebellion can be defined as any resistance to any sort of authority, violent or not. In this case, rebellion would be resistance or the act of rebelling against a government or ruler. One of the causes of rebellion within a country could be not being heard or being overlooked. Leading up to…show more content…
Around the early 1780s, the Third Estate was determined to have a voice and decided to change the way their government functioned. That set off a chain reaction, and France went through a total of six changes of government in about twenty years. To attempt to bring the people together, we can see many ways of uniting the people, of which nationalism was one of them. Nationalism was a way to bring the country together. People started to take pride in doing good for their country, which showed throughout the French Revolution. Many were doing what they thought was best for their nation at the time. From the early 1780s to the early 1800s, we can learn much from the French Revolution and the different forms of government that ruled
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