The Emergence of the Emigres In the French Revolution

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1. What did many emigres join or support?

  • The Constitutional Movement
  • The Republican Movement
  • The Counter-Revolution
  • The Feuillants
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2. 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
  • The Foreign armies were growing and developing technical equipment at a faster rate
  • Noble officers emigrated resulting in a lack of military discipline
  • Military Generals emigrated, leaking military information to foreign armies

3. Why did Noblemen leave France?

  • The Duke of Orleans had encouraged nobility to leave in a popular journal
  • They were being targeted by Jacobin supporters in Southern France and Paris
  • They had lost their privileges and felt unsafe
  • They wanted to join a absolute monarchy elsewhere in Europe

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

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

5. Which area was most active in rejecting the authority and reforms of the government?

  • Provincial Normandy
  • The Vendee
  • Paris
  • Marseilles


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