The Causes Of The French Revolution In The 19th Century

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For some professional historians, the French Revolution and its study has perhaps seemed to grasp more attention of historians and people than any other events. The French Revolution which began in 1789 and ended in the late 1790s with the ascending of Napoleon Bonaparte was considered as a watershed event in the modern European history. All of Europe was profoundly affected and left marks on the Middle East, India, North and South America, and other parts of the globe that were explored, exploited and colonized by the Europeans. Though it was believed that Revolution is traditionally dated from 1789 nevertheless it was started in 1789. Even though if some historians do recognize that the French Revolutionary period ended in 1799 or 1815, it cannot however be said whether the …show more content…
The French Revolution continued into the 19th century, as movement. ‘Revolutions are not created by the people, they spring from irresistible need, they are not fomented, but when they come they are irresistible.’ The agitation it began never died but combined into political and ideological conflicts subsequently.

The French Revolution as a Bourgeois Revolution
Many historians disagree on the causes of the revolution; nevertheless one common reason is often used to describe the French Revolution often known as the ‘Bourgeois revolution’ which is known as the increasingly prosperous elite of wealthy commoners, merchants, manufacturers, and professional. For Marx, therefore, the French Revolution involved three important key elements: bourgeois leadership that led to the revolution; mass mobilizations of peasants, urban masses and revolutionary armies that were necessary to take power and defend the new state; and the removal of hinder to capitalist development that constated the result. It is more about the class conflict. According to Karl Marx: ‘the state is a product of civil society and that the French Revolution was the triumph