The Drift Towards War following the French Revolution

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1. What did the Legislative Assembly tell Louis to do?

  • Demand that all emigres return to France for their immediate arrest and triple taxation
  • Demand that his brother in law replace him as absolute monarch of France and Austria
  • Demand that his brother in law renounce all Austrian treaties that were hostile to France
  • Demand that the National Guard to storm the frontiers at Prussia, Austria and Germany
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2. Why did Louis dismiss the Legislative Assembly in 1792?

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

3. What did Marie Antoinette and Louis believe about a possible war?

  • It would be the only way to restore the Ancien Regime
  • It would lead to total overthrow of European Monarchs
  • It would result in a complete break down in the law and order in France
  • It would result in their execution

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. What did Robespierre and the Jacobins believe about war?

  • It would lead to a Republic of Europe
  • It would lead to Popular Sovereignty across Europe
  • It could result in a military dictatorship
  • It could result in Louis returning to his position as absolute monarch


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