Was the French Revolution a Success?

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In my opinion The French Revolution was a success. The middle class was influence By the theories of Enlightenment and was familiar with the recent American Revolution. They fought for freedom and equality. In 1789 financial times were hard in France. The peasants were upset that the nobles were living lavish collecting taxes, while they suffered. The France social system was out of date and consisted of three Estates. The first Estates were the clergy, paid no taxes and lived a good easy life. The second estates were the nobles; they were separated into two groups. The third estates were separated into three classes and were one of the largest estates.

In the late 1700s King Louis XVI was proven guilty after being guillotined. The reign of Louis XVI suffered many countries including France. France suffered from economic troubles and was always in debt because of him and his families rapid spending on war and luxuries. In the late 1700s social classes were unbalanced because of the social classes. Most of the populations were poor, starving and unemployed. The king decided to make a change and help the financial problems of the government, but because he was too late the third estate general became the National Assembly. The national assembly became successful and made France a better country. The problems France had to over come king Louis XVI was executed in the late 1790s. Therefore Jacobins then gained power because of that Austria and Persia threatened to attack France and vendee decided to revolt.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821 C.E.) was born during the time of the French Revolution, which