The Drift Towards War following the French Revolution

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1. Which rumour was widespread amongst French civilians at the time?

  • That the Feuillants and Girondin had unionised and planned to form a counter-revolution
  • That the Foreign Policies were being run by people plotting counter-revolution
  • That the Jacobins were planning a coup d'etat in Paris
  • That Louis and Marie Antoinette were going to attempt a second flee to Austria
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2. What did Louis and Marie Antoinette predict would be the outcome of war?

  • All sides would form a truce
  • France would defeat Austria but not Prussia
  • France would be defeated
  • France would be victorious

3. Why did Louis dismiss the Legislative Assembly in 1792?

  • He was able to introduce an anti-war government
  • He was able to replace them with men committed war
  • He was able to bring back Necker and Calonne
  • He was able to replace them with committed royalists

4. Why did France think that the original reason for going to war had been removed?

  • The National Guard had defeated the Austrian Army
  • Most emigres had returned to France having been threatened with arrest
  • The Emigres Army in Austria had been disbanded
  • The Emigres Army in France was becoming powerful

5. When was war declared?

  • June 1789
  • April 1792
  • July 1790
  • April 1791

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