The French Revolution (1789-1799):
In 1789, the discontented people of france overthrew their king, demanding liberty, equality, fraternity. Louis xvi the king & his wife marie antoinette, were executed, & the leader of revolution maximilien robespierre headed france. In 1796, napoleon became army commander and in 1799 took power. The revolution was the cause of bad government, enormous difference between rich & poor, high prices & scarce food and also by enlightened ideas, of more power to the people, influenced by american revolution. French revolution though failed but gave a new wave of thinking in the entire europe.
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