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The French Revolution

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The Year 1789, the French Revolution has started and lasted for 10 years were Peasant and the lower class of the French society gave up on their hopes , Enough was Enough they have decided and not to take anymore misery from the upper classes such as the king and the Royal families which were called at the time The "Absolute Monarchy".

So what really caused the French revolution?After being one of the powerful and richest countries in Europe, The People of France were facing a very hard times, poverty misery, hunger, tears and fear were all coming together for a long while.

People of France were divided into 3 categories:Category A. was the clergy which was also divided into 2 categories.

The higher clergy used to live the luxury life because he was coming from a royal or rich family while the lower clergy was coming from the middle and lower class, in other words they were having a normal living or lived in poverty.

Category B was the Nobles and most of them were coming from different levels and had minor ranks.

Category C was the lower class of the society and normal ordinary people, which was suffering the most at that time, they just wanted to earn a living and live their days with no hunger no fear and no tears, they were the workers and the peasants.

France was an absolute monarchy with a weak monarchy, Louis XVI took the throne and became the kind of the France at age of 20 after his father Louis the XV who died in 1765 after bring France to bankruptcy due to the wars he went in leaving The French national debt amounted to almost 2 billion livres. He have taken in his personal interest instead of putting the nation and his country hisfirst interest , spending most of his time doing the hobbies he liked, rather than doing his duties, also he wasnt really capable of taking strong decisions and action and he was influenced by his wife Marie Antoinette.

While the King Louis XVI ,royal families and the upper class of the society were...