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A Short Summary of the French Revolution

 
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The French Revolution was a time of great turmoil. It began in 1789 and ended in 1799. During this time, the Monarchy and the entire social estate system were overthrown. People were tired of being treated like slaves, and wanted radical changes in their system of governance.

Louis XVI, King of France during this time, was weak and indecisive. He let others make decisions for him as well. He also had a wife, Marie Antoinette, who was obsessed with spending money. Together, they put the country into further debt. They spent money which did not belong to them, but to the country.

The people of France revolted. After the revolution, many new reforms were created. This was an age of enlightenment for a once oppressed people of France. The new modern, France was finally formed, inspired by the American Revolution.


Thanks for reading ; just fyi...
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and guess what happened two years prior that lead to a huge food shortage in europe?

when you answer that question, you will understand the gravity of todays situation...carry on grasshopper

will it happen again?

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"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."
- Frédéric Bastiat

food, water, ammo, weapons, battery back up solar, hand well pump, wood stove and 1 year of food...oh yeah PM's too...good luck
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famine was it?
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The French Revolution was a time of great turmoil. It began in 1789 and ended in 1799. During this time, the Monarchy and the entire social estate system were overthrown. People were tired of being treated like slaves, and wanted radical changes in their system of governance.

Louis XVI, King of France during this time, was weak and indecisive. He let others make decisions for him as well. He also had a wife, Marie Antoinette, who was obsessed with spending money. Together, they put the country into further debt. They spent money which did not belong to them, but to the country.

The people of France revolted. After the revolution, many new reforms were created. This was an age of enlightenment for a once oppressed people of France. The new modern, France was finally formed, inspired by the American Revolution.


Thanks for reading ; just fyi...


and guess what happened two years prior that lead to a huge food shortage in europe?

when you answer that question, you will understand the gravity of todays situation...carry on grasshopper

will it happen again?
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You ask; will it happen again?
In France or elsewhere??

perhaps elsewhere I think.
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op has no clue about the revolution, keep reading mainstream HISstory
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op has no clue about the revolution, keep reading mainstream HISstory
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that revolution or another one??
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The French Revolution was a time of great turmoil. It began in 1789 and ended in 1799. During this time, the Monarchy and the entire social estate system were overthrown. People were tired of being treated like slaves, and wanted radical changes in their system of governance.

Louis XVI, King of France during this time, was weak and indecisive. He let others make decisions for him as well. He also had a wife, Marie Antoinette, who was obsessed with spending money. Together, they put the country into further debt. They spent money which did not belong to them, but to the country.

The people of France revolted. After the revolution, many new reforms were created. This was an age of enlightenment for a once oppressed people of France. The new modern, France was finally formed, inspired by the American Revolution.


Thanks for reading ; just fyi...
 Quoting: dragonfly 945268


and guess what happened two years prior that lead to a huge food shortage in europe?

when you answer that question, you will understand the gravity of todays situation...carry on grasshopper

will it happen again?
 Quoting: aVian

Will it?cool2moshpit
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hey OP, you might want to read the next chapter in that history book. the revolution eventually turned on itself, as well as becoming a wholly insane exercise in reform. it eventually led to napoleon and a couple generations of his kin becoming emperors because it was an entirely unworkable "solution" to the problem of a clueless monarchy. it was the original "short bus revolution".
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famine was it?
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a system of taxation that entirely spared the rich, but forced the peasant class to foot the entire bill for the country, which included a huge war debt. basically it was the result of "trickle down economics", 18th century style
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The meteorological impact of Laki continued, contributing significantly to several years of extreme weather in Europe. In France a sequence of extremes included a surplus harvest in 1785 that caused poverty for rural workers, accompanied by droughts and bad winters and summers, including a violent hailstorm in 1788 that destroyed crops. These events contributed significantly to a build-up of poverty and famine that may have contributed to the French Revolution in 1789.
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hmmm. yes, that's what they teach you in school.

now here's the truth:


Freemasons started the French Revolution for their own purposes, and facilitated the rise of the poor to overthrow the monarchy.

Nothing has really changed much in France in spite of the Revolution. There is still a very rich class and a very poor class who include homeless and beggars who sleep outside in the snow, i've seen them. Napoleon Bonaparte crowned himself EMPEROR. so much for eliminating Kings and the class system. The aristocracy still survives in France and many members are still very weathly and powerful, in spite of a few of them such as the King and Queen being executed. Many fled to England in any case to escape since they had the means. Many rich bankers and so on still live in France and exploit their poor workers, as was done in times past by the aristocracy.

Many more peasants than artisocrats were executed by guillotine. Many many more in fact. Most executed were peasants, and it was turned into a witchhunt where neighbours could turn their neighbours in if they had a grievance etc.

It was a terrible genocidal event. Many of all social classes were killed in a horrific manner. And it was all started by the Masons.

King Louis was young and inexperienced. He was given bad advice by his advisers when he was advised to give a lot of aid in the American war of Independence. This was what bankrupted France, not his wife's spending. That was a malicious rumour circulated to attack her image. She was not well liked in France, being Austrian.

The bankrupting of France due to foreign aid given to America was what led to the starvation of poor people at the time and what helped to start the revolution. I believe Louis was against helping in the American war but eventually did as his advisers told him. (His advisers could have been freemasons trying to stir up a revolution in France deliberately, and probably were).

Marie Antoinette was a good mother who loved her children and even adopted a poor child or two i believe. She was probably no more frivilous or extravagent than any Queen of the era or aristocrat because she was raised from birth to be treated in a certain manner.

She was treated horrifically during the revolution with her children taken from her and her son imprisoned, tortured, and forced to accuse his mother of sexual misdeeds under torture. It was another attempt to destroy her and her reputation. She never said 'let them eat cake', this was also falsely attributed to her to stir up hatred.

She died very bravely by all accounts, and kept her dignity to the end, in spite of being very young.

Perhaps those interested in conspiracies should research or look into why the Freemasons wanted to create the revolution. I think you will find that it sadly had nothing to do with 'liberte, egalite or fraternite'.
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Rudolf steiner once said the french revolution was a soul without body.

All modern concepts of liberty, freedom of speech or democracy had been developped by those who can rightly be considered as the spiritual fathers of the french revolution, as Voltaire, Rousseau, etc...
But the political and social structures, the mentalities, hadn't the needed ripeness for a radical change ("soul without body").

At the same time, the king's cousin, the Duke of Orléans, was plotting to overhrow the king (Count St Germain warned the comtesse d'Adhemar and Marie-Antoinette about this plot).

It was France's destiny to build the future shape of modern nations and social organization, alas by a violent destruction of older ways of thinking :

- the feodal state morphed into a central working government,
- constitutional freedom and rights were granted to the citizen, the newborn "individual person", whereas only groups had social and political acknowledgment before.

There's a spiritual evolution underlying, towards the modern "I".

The intellectual and spiritual fathers of the french revolution, and afterwards the actors involved (mainly their leaders Danton and Robespierre), will have to pay the karmic bill of their doings.

the revolutionary trend in modern Europe took roots again in France, in the 20th century(COHN-BENDIT in 1968). The latter joinded "the Greens" later. Their group is the only one to have real revolutionary seed in it.

We are currently experiencing a kondratieff winter, as in those times. The "money inflation" (the technical widening of the money supply) will dramatically increase prices and cause devaluation.

In 1792, the "assignat" was the scriptural paper money created by the still living king. It was the dismissal of NECKER which led to the famous "time of terror".

Now it is time to play out "Le contrat social" as written by Rousseau. It will be the only way to keep us from the worst social unrest next year. Will Hollande succeed in doing this ? Let's wait and see.

France, the second european state, is already in depression. Black clouds are gathering everywhere(unemployement, inflation, etc...).

We can follow how things unfold. History repeats itself.

Look closely at Spain as well. There is something more in the people's demands : they asked for a constitutional change on september 25th, not only the end of austerity, what could lead to the abolition of monarchy. From hence, the pandora box would be open.

Secret societies certainly played their own part before, during and after the french revolution. Later, counter-revolutionaries, as Pichegru or Moreau, were masons. But they probably acted on their own, and failed, for Bonaparte was the great winner in the end. Steiner protrayed him as a "body without soul", and told his closest friends about the tragic destiny of this charismatic leader in modern history.
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Revolution was manifestation what was taking place in background. Monarchy and aristocracy relieved grip and bourgeois rise in power. It was never about poor. After revolution bureaucracy run a state but it was accountable to bourgeois.
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It COULD happen again... But that was different times.. Be waaaaaayyy more severe :/
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