Short-term Causes of the French Revolution

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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…


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