Why do some reject the French Revolution?

royal744

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Jul 2013
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This was following the Declaration of Pillitz in 1791 when Prussia and Austria declared their intent to go to war against revolutionary France
this was followed in early 1792 by a formal and publicized treaty of military Alliance .

France was already virtually at war by then ,
the radicals Girondins encouraged by the failed revolutionary refugees from the Austrian Nederlands
decided that it was pointless to wait

I cannot help but think Austria and Prussia were less concerned with the welfare of a fellows monarch that with Revolutionnary fever reaching their dominions
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France was also successful into transforming the absolute monarchy into a constitutional one. France never got back into an absolutist and ancien regime society after the Bastille takeover.



The French didn't fail to copy because they didn't even want to copy the British success. And the British "Glorious Revolution" was the culmination of more than a century of political conflict between the British monarch and the high aristocracy and the lower aristocracy and the rich bourgeoisie - that conflict caused turmoil and a disastrous civil war.



This is a very myopic view of the British revolution. The English civil war killed more British people per capita than the revolutionary wars in France. Britain couldn't possibly turn into a constitutional monarchy in the 17th century without the political turmoil that happened half a century earlier. Depicting the French Revolution as one bloody mess while the British depicted as a peaceful one is extremely misleading and falls right into the false narrative of the "failed and bloody French revolution" that is so promoted in Britain and Anglo-speaking countries.



Why you call them "political opportunists? Aren't all politicians opportunists? Weren't the Founding Fathers opportunistic as well?
So exactly what year would you say that the French “revolution” succeeded?
 

royal744

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Jul 2013
9,952
San Antonio, Tx
Can't really compare them in that way. 2 different situations and historical contexts.

French also didn't need to start a civil war in the middle of 19th century that took hundred thousands of lives to get rid of slavery in their country and bring back the other half of their territory.
Touche. Point taken.
 

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