Reasons for the collapse of Absolute Monarchy in France 1789

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  • Collapse of the Ancien Regime
    • Aristocratic Revolt
      • Feb 1787-Assembly of Notables refused to agree with Calonne's tax proposals
        • Told him to open the Estates General to solve problem
          • King had to wait a year to open Estates General as rioting in Paris, Grenoble and Dijon
    • Riots in Paris
      • 11th July- Necker Dismissed
        • 12/13th July- Rioting in Paris. Weapon and grain stores raided. National Guard set up to protect property
          • 14th July- Storming of the Bastille. Royal Troops pulled out of Paris
    • Revolt of the Third Estate
      • Estates General opened May 1789
        • Third Estate held minority vote. Told king to solve this
          • After 7 weeks, grew impatient and declared themselves National Assembly 17 June. Clergy joined 19th June. Sieyes and Mirabeau
            • 20th June- Tennis court Oath
    • Peasant Revolt
      • Summer 1789-Widespread rioting in provinces
        • August Decrees- 4th August ended Feudalism and Ancien Regime
          • October Days-7,000 women and 20,000 National Guard marched on Versailles to make king agree with August Decrees and return to Paris
  • 1789- price of bread was 88% of wage
  • Large Unemployment
  • France entered American War of Independence 1778
  • At Louis' accension 1774, inherited 60 million livres
    • Debt was set to rise to 112 million 1786
  • Aristocratic Revolt
    • Feb 1787-Assembly of Notables refused to agree with Calonne's tax proposals
      • Told him to open the Estates General to solve problem
        • King had to wait a year to open Estates General as rioting in Paris, Grenoble and Dijon
  • 12/13th July- Rioting in Paris. Weapon and grain stores raided. National Guard set up to protect property
    • 14th July- Storming of the Bastille. Royal Troops pulled out of Paris
  • Revolt of the Third Estate
    • Estates General opened May 1789
      • Third Estate held minority vote. Told king to solve this
        • After 7 weeks, grew impatient and declared themselves National Assembly 17 June. Clergy joined 19th June. Sieyes and Mirabeau
          • 20th June- Tennis court Oath
  • Summer 1789-Widespread rioting in provinces
    • August Decrees- 4th August ended Feudalism and Ancien Regime
      • October Days-7,000 women and 20,000 National Guard marched on Versailles to make king agree with August Decrees and return to Paris
  • Historians views
    • George Taylor- political accident not social conflct
    • Ernest Labrouse- social conflict between bourgeoisie and upper classes
    • Collapse of the Ancien Regime
      • Riots in Paris
        • 11th July- Necker Dismissed
        • Peasant Revolt
      • Ernest Labrouse- social conflict between bourgeoisie and upper classes

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