Revolutions

On July 14, 1789 a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille. 

 

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On Day 2 of the Estates General, the Third Estate went on strike. 

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The debate over the coming Estates General awakened the political consciousness of the Third Estate. Also the weather was rotten. 

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The king's attempt to break the Parments in the summer of 1788 was was met by widespread resistence. 

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Round and round and round it goes...

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King Louis called the Assembly of Notables in early 1787 to approve a major fincancial reform package. But intead of rubber stamping the initiatives, the Notables scrutinized every detail. 

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Just as the financial situation was about to explode the monarchy was hit by a public relations nightmare.

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As power passed from Louis XV to Louis XVI, royal ministers attempted to implement reforms, but were thewarted at every turn. 

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