The Emergence of the Emigres In the French Revolution

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

  • Paris
  • The Vendee
  • Marseilles
  • Provincial Normandy
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2. Which important figure was among the first emigres to leave France in 1789?

  • The Abbe Sieyes
  • Marie Antoinette (the King's wife)
  • The Comte d'Artois (the King's Brother)
  • Leopold (the Austrian Emperor)

3. 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

4. Which members of the clergy were most likely to leave France?

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

5. Why did Noblemen leave France?

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


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