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The Ills Of French Society Did Not Begin In 1789

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The ills of French society did not begin in 1789, but two circumstances made that year a turning-point in history.
Discuss this statement with reference to long-term, mid-term and short-term causes of the French Revolution.
A revolution, from the Latin word “revolutio” which means "a turn around", is an enormous change in the structure of the power that takes place in a relatively short period of time. Aristotle described two types of political revolution: there is first the complete change from one constitution to another and there is the modification of an existing constitution.
Revolutions have occurred through history and vary widely in terms of methods, duration, and motivating ...view middle of the document...

The Enlightenmentis a period of time in the eighteenth century, when some educated people began to question the ways of doing things, question the religion, the belief and everything they knew. Rousseau, Voltaire and Montesquieu were very concerned with the way of France was governed and they influenced many people.
The King Louis the XVIth was a gentle and indecisive person but he was a really bad king, he was spending all the French money in the whims of his wife Marie-Antoinette and the wars like Seven Years War and the American Revolution.
Because the banks were empty there was no money for helping the population with the problems of malnutrition and starving, this increased the price of bread of 75% so citizens spend all their money on taxes and on bread, they didn’t buy artisanal goods anymore which made the economy worst.
Because Louis the XVIth couldn’t tax the third estate more, he decided to tax the whole population but the nobles and the church resisted they didn’t paid the tax and they demanded the king to call the General Estate before this changing, but they had to change the way of voting because before (in 1614) it was one vote per estate and the third estate was always outvoted, so the 20 June 1789 they counted one vote per deputy but because Louis tried to prevent the General...

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