The French Revolution is one of the most important events in modern European history, setting the stage for the spread of popular government not only in Europe, but also onto every inhabited continent. While the French Revolution could be explained in an infinite number of ways, I am highlighting five causes in this post.
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1. The French Financial Crisis
3. The Rise of the Bourgeoisie
4. The Influence of Enlightenment Philosophy
5. The Ineptitude of Louis XIV
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