The immediate causes of the revolution were the rising price of bread and the locking of the third estate out of its meeting hall....


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A full-text lecture on the moderate stage of the French Revolution, 1789-1792
The monarchy in France had been established for many centuries, and the causes of the Revolution were deeply-rooted, including the problems with the Ancien Régime, the growth of nationalism, the influence of philosophers, and the example of the American Revolution....

Causes of the French Revolution

A combination of several social, political and economic causes led to upheaval of the Ancien Régime, the system of law and government in France prior to the French Revolution in 1789.


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I enjoy how you try to synthesize all the different factors that worked together in the case of the French Revolution. Yet you say that all of these causes had equal importance. What makes you say that exactly? Is there one specific factor that, comparatively at least, was more important than any other?

Before the Revolution, France had been involved in many expensive wars, especially the American War of Independence, causing financial difficulties and debts which were increased through the expensive upkeep of the Royal Family and their courts.

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I mean, I understand that there are realistically a multitude of issues which lead to revolution, but I feel like the underlying cause is always reflective of class struggle.

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Very nice job on this post. I really liked the connected pieces between Goldstone and Skocpol. The idea of the web also helps bring out their ideas for multiple causes. Revolutions are never caused by just one thing, and being a visual learner, the web helps portray the theories.

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I appreciated how Goldstone was incorporated into this post with Skocpol’s theories on revolution. I agree that it takes many, if not all, of the aspect that Skocpol pointed out in order to cause a revolution. After all, a peasant class cannot over throw a government that is not weakened and they cannot do so without relative deprivation persuading the elites to designate support and resources towards the revolution. I am unsure as to the amount of each that it requires to have a successful revolution. I think of it sort of as a pie chart, it ultimately has to equal a whole, but the pieces inside may vary. Lastly, I really liked the paragraph on political crisis to trigger revolution because that seems to be a factor in many cases.

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It is clear that theorists alike and this class all can say with confidence there is no one clear cause of a revolution. This blog post summarizes distinct ideas we covered in class and through the readings. The causes of a revolution will constantly be argued for importance and I am sure with the study this course has us focused on we still won’t completely agree as to the one main cause of the French or Haitian revolution; the causes are plural and all have different influence priorities!

The French Revolution of 1789 had many long-range causes

Fair point. Mostly revolutions are held by the lower class, simple poor people who suddenly think they deserve a better life and the only way to get it is to take it from better and wealthy people. Some of such revolutions are, of course, have more reasonable causes but still, the most of them are simply about angry poor man trying to become something they are not.