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financial difficulties of the French government

.expenditure on war, Austria session war, Spanish session war,7 year war over Canada with Britain and the war of American independence.Which lead to bankruptcy.


.Tax farmers

.Extravagant expenditure of the ruler of France{Bourbon}


.By Louis XIV



,Concerned for social equality in France in spite of success and wealth

.feared that the money"s they had loan to the gov"t will be lost

.wanted a say in the government



.land tax{Tallie}

.20% of their income{vingtieme}

.salt tax{gabelle}

.tithe to the church

. labor tax{cervee}

.poll tax











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The French Revolution of 1848 was one of the most important developments that led to a wave of revolutions in Europe. The February revolution in France ended the Orleans Monarchy and led to the beginning of French Second Republic. Louis napoleon was elected the president of Second republic with peasant support.

At the death of Louis XVIII, his brother Charles X ascended the throne. Charles X was an unpopular monarch who ha s high aspirations than his predecessors. In 1830 he issued the Four Ordinances of St Cloud which abolished freedom of press and dissolved the lower house which led to immediate reaction from the public leading to a revolt against the monarchy. As a result, Charles X flee from Paris to England and was forced to abdicate the throne. Louis Philippe succeeded to the throne thereby replacing the charter of 1830.

Under Louis, privileged groups were favored. Though France had free press, only the landholders were permitted to vote. Louis was seen from a different angle as a monarch who was not caring the needs of the society, especially the middle class. In 1848 some Orleanist liberals had turned against Louis for his way of Parliamentarism.

Alexis de Tocqueville had observed, "We are sleeping together in a volcano . . . A wind of revolution blows, the storm is on the horizon." . This caused the revolution of 1848 to erupt.

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The February Revolution in Russia in 1917 began as a spontaneous demonstration by some women in St. Petersburg against the chronic shortages of food Russia had to endure. This demonstration gathered other supporters until there were thousands of people in the city and then other cities as well. Soon soldiers joined the demonstrations protesting against the Russia's participation in World War 1. The soldiers saw no hope of winning it and simply wanted to go back to their homes to take care of their lands. Soon factory workers also joined the demonstrations too. The Russians wanted three things, peace, bread and land and that became the slogan the Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks later used to stir up the revolution in October of 1917.

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A massive National debt and a broken tax code.

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