Well Parisians were educated enough and that's where the revolution was launched. However in England (the data only I saw only applies to England), regardless of exactly when the literacy rate reached 50% for males or for all adults, there was no revolution.This data appears to be confirmed here:
Obviously the male data here since men were far more politically involved in France and Europe during this time than women were.
Yes. The wars of the late 17th and 18th century combined with lavish spending on palaces created an insurmountable debt that forced the King to call the Estates General. Once it got started, the King lost control. He was not strong enough to stem the tide of revolution. However it need not have cost him his head. The Terror was largely caused by one fanatic who lost his own head. As a result, no constitutional monarchy such as in Britain ever developed in France.So, basically, France's intervention in the American Revolutionary War exacerbated its debt problems but didn't actually cause these debt problems? If so, that makes sense and this might suggest that with or without French intervention in the ARW, sooner or later France's debt problems would have likely come to the forefront and resulted in some sort of crisis and/or revolution in France. Of course, it also didn't help that the Estates General wasn't called at all for 175 years--specifically from 1614 to 1789.