World History: French Revolution
Points to be discussed under French revolution
- Important Events
- Rise of Napoleon
American Revolution laid foundation while French Revolution constructed
building of modern world (with Liberty, Equality, Fraternity). French Revolution
gave inspiration to many movements like India's Struggle for Freedom 1857-1947
to rise against tyranny and misrule.
Economic Causes: Financial Crisis, Louis XV, XVI wasted state money in
War (1756-1763) of False Ego and prestige against Britain like support to USA in
War of Independence and politics and financial support to the enemies of East
India Company. Example: Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan, Scindia etc.
Social Crisis (developed 3 classes):
- First estate: Aristocracy,
estate: Clergy and Priest,
- Third Estate: Common man.
First two states outrightly rejected to share the financial troubles, so burden
fell on IIIrd Estate i.e. commons, which were already suffering from misrule of