FRENCH REVOLUTION DISCUSSION 4
Ina similar perspective, all the autocratic rules in Prussia, Austria,Russia, and France had their dominance based on social segregation.In all these regimes, the aristocracy and the nobles had politicaldominance over the lower class. They all introduced education intheir authoritarian rule to provide European civilization in theircountries(Duiker & Spielvogel,2012).However,education was based on the social segregation, which marked the term“enlightened monarchs.” For instance, Cathreen the great, peterthe great and the Hungarian Joseph Two.
Inwhat came to be described as the revolutionary situation, the maincause of the French revolution was the total condition of displeasureby peasants against the king. The poor rulers such as Louis XVI, andthe aristocracy was living expensively at the expense of the lowclass majority citizens who became vocal in the revolution againstsocial inequality(Duiker & Spielvogel,2012).Anothercause was the political conflict that the monarch had with thenobility of the land and the need for the reformations on the taxsystems. These two led to a situation that led to bankruptcy andeconomic paralysis another cause of the revolution.
Theresults of the revolution led to changes in social equality andobservance of civil rights as well as participation of the civiliansin elections. Moreover, the special fiscal privileges enjoyed by thenobility and the aristocrats were abolished after the revolution.Inaddition, the revolution led to political changes such as theintroduction of representative government alongside authoritarian asseen in the Terror and Napoleonic regimes(Duiker & Spielvogel,2012).However,the Napoleonic regimes became a return to the old regimes due to theconcentration of economic resources to the Napoleonic wars. Thismarked a perceived return to authoritarian domination of the rulersover the people.
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