Short-term Causes of the French Revolution
(a) Foreign Policy
The Seven Years War
-France had hostile relationship with Britain and Australia.
-France and Austria became allies in 1756, when the Seven Years War (1756-63) broke out.
-French forces in India and North America suffered a series of crushing defeats at the hands of the British.
-Much of France's overseas territory was lost in 1763, but some remained.
The American War Of Independance
-Following humiliation at the hands of the British and it's ally Prussia France Wanted Revenge.
-Opportunity when Britain quarrled with her 13 North American colonies who rebelled against British rule -------> American War of Independance (1776-83).
-France intervened in 1778 on…