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Feb 2013
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Please explain how it started it. France was nearly bankrupt (Much of it in financing the American revolution) the bread shortage, the aristocrats and how taxes were collected to me that was the kindling that started the revolution
 
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Please explain how it started it. France was nearly bankrupt (Much of it in financing the American revolution) the bread shortage, the aristocrats and how taxes were collected to me that was the kindling that started the revolution
France had gone through very hard times with near-bankruptcy and famines before (during the Hundred Years War, and during the later stage of the War of the Spanish Succession) without it leading to a nation-wide revolution. It was Louis XVI's complete mishandling of the situation that caused the Revolution. It was possible to avoid it simply by including the Third Estate in discussions and be willing to compromise with them.
 

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Oct 2010
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Please explain how it started it. France was nearly bankrupt (Much of it in financing the American revolution) the bread shortage, the aristocrats and how taxes were collected to me that was the kindling that started the revolution

France had gone through very hard times with near-bankruptcy and famines before (during the Hundred Years War, and during the later stage of the War of the Spanish Succession) without it leading to a nation-wide revolution. It was Louis XVI's complete mishandling of the situation that caused the Revolution. It was possible to avoid it simply by including the Third Estate in discussions and be willing to compromise with them.

There was a fair bit of disenchnatment and a desire for chnage in both the aristocracy and the rising bourgeois. the Enlightenment and the development of large literate class and debate about philosophy and government,. Even many nobles saw reform was nesscary and that the Example of Britain ti some degree was seen as superior economic arrangement. fedual priveldge, the church, guilds were seen by many Nobles (and other welathy powerful people) as tings holding back France's ecnomy. And there was some reform but Louis XVI' hardly provided decisive leadership, it was chopping and changing backing some reforms than backing away. The changing development of ecnomic matters was hardly a 'known science' Britisn arrangement were more a happy accidnet than a carefully worked out and planned arragmenet.

Waht was differnet from the 100 years war is that faime, and ecnomic problems was the divsions of the upper claases of society and the dicusssionof otehrs ways of ordering society. Peasant rebellions are a constant through history. To change a peasant rebellion , yo need communictaion through the nation, ideas that things can really be arranged difefrently , and divsion in the leading claases.

The French revolution was essentially a bourgeois revolution. The tensions and resolving of how the factions worked. The frahcise was restricted as as too much revolution was bad, but restricting the Franchise threatened to make a return to monarchy possible leading to wholesale suppressionof election results,. Tose in power did wnat to use teh mob for they saw that as hard to control and possibling leading beyond a bourgeois revolution. Which saw thos ein power turn to te eArmy
 

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