It is said that history repeats itself. While this is true, it may not always be exact. The French and Russian revolutions are two perfect examples of this concept. There are many similarities and differences between them, which, upon careful examination of each event in history, become very apparent. Overall, the French and
Before the Russian revolution, Russia had experienced some hard times. They were in the midst of a war, their leader wasn't that great, and people were starving to death; not to mention the confusion that was generated when Nicholas II took the throne. It is obvious that Russia wasn't doing very well before the revolution started, but what about France? What happened before the revolution there? The odd thing about the French revolution is that before it started, France experienced an economic "boom" of sorts.
There were industrial advances, the production of wine, grapes, and other agricultural products skyrocketed, and trade flourished.