The Emergence of the Emigres In the French Revolution

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1. Who made up the majority of the emigres?

  • Serfs and Seigneurs
  • The Second Estate
  • The Third Estate and Clergy
  • The Second Estate and the Clergy
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2. Which members of the clergy were most likely to leave France?

  • Refractory Priests - those who had not taken the oath
  • The parish priests who felt hard done by in the Catholic wage system
  • Priests who had taken the oath to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy
  • Parish priests who felt intimidated by the Bishops and Abbotts

3. What did the term 'Emigres' become associated with?

  • A group of committed Monarchists who wanted to construct an Absolute Monarchy in Prussia
  • A group of frivolous nobles attempting to restore the Ancien Regime for personal gain
  • A group of devout Catholics who wanted to preserve the Papacy and Church
  • A group of radical republicans planning a future invasion with the help of foreign republicans

4. How did the army improve because of the growth in the number of emigres?

  • There was a significant growth in men joining the army to defend France from foreign armies
  • Officers left France allowing rapid promotion of talented men to leading positions
  • The Extremist generals left the army meaning fewer soldiers were intimidated by military radicalism
  • There was less conflict between monarchist and republicans within the army

5. Why did the army suffer as a result of the growth in emigres?

  • The number of deskilled peasants entering the army grew as unemployment soared in other industries
  • Noble officers emigrated resulting in a lack of military discipline
  • Military Generals emigrated, leaking military information to foreign armies
  • The Foreign armies were growing and developing technical equipment at a faster rate


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