Good afternoon. I was wondering how was the French Revolution marked by great political instability?
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Good evening !
This is an extremely complex question!
In short, before the Revolution, the people were governed under a monarchy (King Louis XVI). You should know that there were several tensions between the people and the king, which led the latter to convene the States General.
Following the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, there is a new administrative form in Paris; there is now a mayor, who is independent from the king.
During this time, the rural world, faithful to the king, is violent; the peasants burn the seigniorial documents and certain small lords are beaten or killed. The deputies will vote for the abolition of seigneurial rights, but the King is against, which will increase the anger of the people.
Subsequently, October 1, 1791 will be marked by the inauguration of the constitutional monarchy. However, already in 1792, the people were very dissatisfied with this new Constitution and August 10, 1792 the crowd invaded the Tuileries palace and imprisoned the king and his family.
Here are some highlights in 1793
Theoretically, this event marks the end of the Revolution, but during the 15 years which follow, there will be wars, a return to the monarchy, the establishment of a new Republic.
There you go! :) I hope I have provided you enough information to help you understand the MANY political changes during this period.
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