The very word 'Revolution' conjures
up peasants storming the palace gates, Kings fleeing for their
lives, a corrupt system of government crumbling, and a new form
of fair order taking its place. What kind of revolution was this,
then? It was one that greatly changed the "natural order"
of Europe. The French Revolution was not just a revolt against
the regime of the Bourbon Kings; it embodied an entire new way
of viewing the world and human society. Although the Revolution
failed to live up to its own rallying cry, "Liberty, Equality,
Fraternity", it spread these ideals far and wide. It has
partially made our world what it is today.
To begin your exploration of the French
Revolution, click below. We recommend you start at 'The Enlightenment.'