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Author:  CrY [ Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:01 pm ]
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We have ever known that a revolution breaks out when the nation is poor...in my opinion there is nothing more to be wrong, above all the French situation.. I would like t know your opinion about this aspect: France was 25 milions of habitants, colonialism, grown up of the banks and the production... But I underline that there was a WRONG distribution of the products ans of the proprieties..and it will bring France to revolution..
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Author:  Therese [ Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:49 pm ]
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Good point, CrY. Actually, when I was doing my graduate studies on this very subject, it became clear to me that in both France and Russia the Revolutions broke out when the situation was beginning to improve, but not improving fast enough. In France, the lot of the poor was improving under Louis XVI because of his many reforms (six volumes of laws), especially the abolition of the corvee. The poor people of France did not start the Revolution; it was started by agitators in the privileged classes as a coup for power. They used brilliant and cunning propaganda, taking advantage of the government financial deficit, enhanced by helping the Americans in their own Revolution. More peasants than aristocrats were killed during the FRench Revolution. (Robespierre feared overpopulation. ) Many peasants, especially in the Vendee, did not want the Revolution, they wanted the King.

Author:  CrY [ Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:00 pm ]
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yes you're right!!!! I'am reading The revolution francaise of Georges Lefevbre and he explains it very well! the first revolution was gone on by the aristocracy because they refused to pay the taxes! isn't it?

Author:  Therese [ Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:08 pm ]
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Yes, absolutely true! Louis VXI called the Estates-General because he wanted to tax the wealthy nobles, who had been exempt from taxation until then. They revolted, not the peasants. Alexis de Toqueville explains it all very well, too.

Author:  CrY [ Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:21 pm ]
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I should read something about this author.

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