Between 1789 and 1802 France was wracked by a revolution which radically changed the government, administration, military and culture of the nation as well as plunging Europe into a series of wars. France went from a largely feudal state under an absolutist monarch to a republic which executed the king and then to an empire under Napoleon Bonaparte.
Describe the French Revolution.
Causes of the French Revolution
- Influence of Enlightenment ideas
- Influence of the American Revolution
Events of the French Revolution
- Storming of the Bastille
- Reign of Terror
Outcomes of the French Revolution
- End of the absolute monarchy of Louis XVI
- Rise of Napoleon