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French Revolution

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  1. The constitutional assembly failed for many reasons: there were too many monarchists to have a republic and too many republicans to have a monarch

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  2. (1789–1799) was a period of political and social upheaval in the history of France, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical ch

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  3. These changes were accompanied by violent turmoil, including the trial and execution of the king, vast bloodshed and repression during the Reign of Terror, and warfare involving every other major European power

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  4. Subsequent events that can be traced to the Revolution include the Napoleonic Wars, two separate restorations of the monarchy, and two additional revolutions as modern France took shape

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  5. In the following century, France would be governed variously as a republic, dictatorship, constitutional monarchy, and two different empires

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