French revolution -long term causes 

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    • Enlightenment
      • four features of the Enlightenment
        • enquiry and criticism
        • human progress
        • reason-scientific edge
        • upheaval-change in a country - restricting
      • intellectual movement of writers and thinkers
        • Questioned and challenged a range of views and ideas that were widely accepted
          • nature
          • absolute monarchy
          • Religon
            • Wanted Catholic church removed
      • Known as philosophies
        • most famous
          • Montesquie
            • safeguard against absolutism rather than instrument of progress
            • political  process must be in place
            • constitution to protect people and avoid war
            • conservative
            • wanted monarch to rule
            • Political ideas
          • Voltaire
            • he was a nobleman himself
              • Got privileges
            • Absolute  Monarchy
              • Nobles to assist
            • did not like the catholic church -independent institution
          • Rousseau
            • all citizens should be constituted
            • Human equality
            • Promoted democracy
    • Royal Government
  • Political ideas

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