This essay talks about the French Revolution. It talks about the causes and effects of the it. It focuses a lot on the king of France during this time.

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The French Revolution

The French Revolution is an important event history. The French Revolution brought about equality between the people of France. The Revolution's motto was "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité. " This was French for "Liberty, Equality, and Brotherhood. Louis XVI was the ruler during the time of the revolution. He was also known as the "sun god" (The French Revolution). The king was crowned in 1774 at the age of twenty years, committed countless, careless, biases and selfish acts, which triggered the French Revolution. Many events took place and changed during the revolution. Also, many resulted in France has benefited greatly from.

Before the French Revolution, France was in a horrible condition. The country was not considered "united". The main problem of France was that they were in debt. King Louis XVI spent wastefully and selfishly, which caused France to file bankruptcy. He built the Palace of Versailles, which cost a huge sum of money.

He was also "land hungry" (Life in France Under Louis XVI), and chose to fight in many wars. In most of these wars, France was unsuccessful. Many men died and many supplies were used. They lost many colonies during these wars. Instead of coming home with more territory, they came home with less. That added to the frustration of the already angry population. There was also a shortage of grain harvests in the preceding years. Therefore they had less to trade and lost a lot of potential money. He captured basically all of the land from the peasants. The little amount of land that they had left was insufficient for the needs of their family and their jobs because the land was non-arable and lacked all nutrition required to harvest crops.

There were also social classes that divided the population up by wealth. These social...