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How much did the ideas of the Enlightenment influence the French revolution?
100% 44%  44%  [ 7 ]
50% 56%  56%  [ 9 ]
20% 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:31 pm
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Actually, dear CrY, I wouldn't be so clear. It may be 80 or 90%, in my opinion. I think it's impossible to deny the change was in the air for long. Maybe centuries. The population needed it, there was too much pressure on the poor, the rigid hierarchy between the three estates was out of time.

But, in the ideals of the french revolution, we find concerns coming from abroad, from the independance american war, for instance. And from those enlightenments that exist in the whole civilized world. They were strongly connected with the freemasonry, and shared this believe in men's equality.

Liberty, equality, fraternity, all those noble ideals were spread out in the whole Europe, including new free America. For some cynical foreign sovereigns, it was a revenge to see how the king of France, having been the mediator in Europe, was now humiliated. For convinced republicans, France was a kind of laboratory.

Who was ready to help Louis and Antoinette ?

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Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:51 am
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Yes, I have written something about the enlightenment in the first topic in this section! Have you read it? have you understood something? I talk about the contraddiction in the concept of the Enlightenment. Tell you if you are agree with me!
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Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:42 pm
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In some ways the "Enlightenment" was really a "darkening" of the minds of people. In the name of liberty, every imaginable crime was committed. Getting rid of Louis and Antoinette brought them the dictatorship of Napoleon, a great man, but his rule stripped the people of even more freedom and led to the deaths of many on the battlefields. How did this achieve liberty?


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It was a bloody masscre during the revolution, even they rebelled against the church, The priest bodies were everywhere killed and the people were influenced by many of the enlightment philophers and wanted to overthrow the monarcy.


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Not to overthow order completely, I suppose. That's awful that change had to come through violence.

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