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  • Sans-culotte
    • Storming of the Bastille 14th July 1789
      • Louis had 25,000 troops in Paris-Versaille area.  He felt strongly enough to dismiss Necker( Necker was at height of his popularity.
        • Necker's dismissal inspired popular demonstrations when it reached Paris against the King. Paris feared the King was attempting to restore power by force.
          • Speakers such as DANTON called on the people to take up arm. Gun shops looted whilst ordinary people began to arm themselves.
            • Parisian demonstrators were short of gunpowder so marched to Bastille . The Bastille was a permanent reminder of the power of the ANCIEN REGIME.


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