The children are terribly ragged…. Rachelle Ward Y9 History Economical causes of the French Revolution were in fact very important and influential. They also tend to buy en masse in areas of good harvests to sell in areas of bad harvests where profits could be greater, causing significant price increases and shortages all over and affecting more people more quickly. The primary cause of the revolution was the disputes over the peoples' differing ideas of reform. The peasants were virtually fleeced. Salvemini is that Rousseau was not a real revolutionary.
Necker was dismissed in 1781. The Socialistic interpretation has been the most dominant interpretation of the French Revolution because it best explains its causes, nature and events. Moreover, that power acknowledged no restraint: in 1793 unity was imposed on the nation by the Terror. No wonder, although the unprivileged classes in other countries of Europe also suffered, they had neither any idealism nor any leaders among them who were prepared to challenge the existing order and hence no revolution broke out there. The fact that he was married to Marie Antoinette, a native of Austria, France's sworn enemy, was very detrimental as well. It had the French fighting the English for naval and commercial superiority.
They all joined hands with Marie Antoinette to put pressure on the king to dismiss Turgot. They had reached the very brink of the abyss without perceiving it, and continued to wrangle with one another, when all were about to be engulfed. They helped the nobility to take legal possession of the communal lands by means of the Enclosure Acts, which reduced the agricultural population to misery, placed them at the mercy of the landowners, and forced a great number of them to migrate to the towns, whereas proletarians, they were delivered over to the mercy of the middle-class manufacturers. While at one place German law prevailed, at another place the Roman law was in force. Because the government spent a lot of money, taxes were high. The result was that while the contractors paid a specific amount of money to the state, they tried to get as much as they could from the people.
Enlightenment ideas opened the minds of the people of France, providing new views about power and authority in government. Stories arrive every moment from the provinces of riots…. They had money and influence. But how different is the spectacle of the poor man. Therefore he earned opposition from all other sections of the society.
They competed with worldly men in the field of riches, lands and luxuries. After seeing what caused the French Revolution, we must now compare the form of government before the Revolution, and after the Revolution. There was a severe amount of injustice in the tax system doc. Phase Three of the Revolution tried to bring back a decentralized government with France governed by five directors. It would not be long before the people had had enough and great change was demanded. He compared despotism to cutting down a tree to get at the fruit.
He paid little attention to his government advisors which lead to the bankruptcy in France. During the Enlightenment, French philosophes occupied coffee shops and held dinner parties where discussions ranged from logic and reason to political and natural philosophy. There was no regular criminal procedure. There was little in common between the wealthy clergy and the parish priests except common sin. The nobility and the clergymen who owned about 40% of the total wealth of the country did not make any contribution towards the State exchequer. Some American diplomats, like and , had lived in Paris, where they consorted freely with members of the French intellectual class.
He called it the infamous thing. . The great reforms of 1789-91 nevertheless established an enduring administrative and legal system, and much of the revolutionaries' work in humanizing the law itself was subsequently incorporated in the Napoleonic Code. The major cause of the French Revolution was the disputes between the different types of social classes in French society. But some of them, such as doctors and lawyers, were educated and could read the new ideas of government from philosophers.
Changes to grain and bread supply had serious implications, and was met with disorder. The result was that they joined the ranks of the beggars and vagrants who over-ran the roads, pillaging the hamlets and terrorizing the inhabitants, Private relief was important, ecclesiastical relief was inadequate and governmental alms and charity was hopelessly meagre. France's financial crisis also played an important role in the French Revolution. He stood for a juster method of taxation. Louis the 16 th was unable to make the 1st and 2nd help pay, and Marie-Antoinette was a convenient scapegoat. He wanted to establish freedom of trade within and beyond France. Every individual was a part of that sovereign.