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 enjoying their times, not knowing whats happening to the people and the workers outside their castles wasnt really encouraging, and they havent really cared .
The Government had a large scale of debts with a high interests which kept growing, there was many reasons behind that and most important ones was the wars which the government went into which was costly due to the highly needs of war suppliers not to forget the mens blood which was paid in those wars and on the end, the government ambition of gaining more lands to rule they ended up in losing some of their own territories and also the money which was spend on the end of the day By kind Louis XVI and the royal families on building the castles made things worse.
The people got fed up from the Living system they had, it didnt do them good, they only wanted to have a normal life food sleep and survive was their concern but they ended up on the end of the day on an empty stomach, Still they had to pay the tax for the king and the Roman Catholic church, which didnt have a return of it instead the tax broke peoples back, while nobles who had power over the king were excluded from the tax.
even the middle class which was consist of the clergy and the aristocrats , they didnt want to have the poor lifes so they sold out their royalty to the upper class and royal family to have a satisfying life, in short the Rich was Rich, poor were poor.
The Enlightment MovementThe Enlightment movement came out to get the right for the people and give them the hopes which they lost but still it was like A candle in the middle of a windy day, it was such a risky chance but still some of the nobles and peasants and people from the middle and lower class have decided to take, at the time no one can come out and face the king which means only one word Death.
The Enlightment movement came out to introduce new ideas to the highly educated bourgeoisie , they became critical of the class system and believed that new system should...