French Revolution

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the revolution in France against the Bourbons

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Ever since the 1789 revolution the people have had a fervour for playing their part.
A Tale of Two Cities contrasts the glories of the 1789 revolution, the joy of the storming of the Bastille and the glorious overthrowing of hated oppressors with the gruesome atrocities of what followed, the frightening power of the mob, the horror of madame la guillotine.
"We are for liberty, equality and fraternity," he said, referring to the principles that most people view has having come out of the 1789 revolution in France, the country that used to be Tunisia's former colonial master and whose political philosophies pervade so much of Tunisian society.
The "merveilleux moderne," as Anselmini defines it, has been modernized to satisfy the tastes of readers accustomed to both the awe-inspiring innovations forged since the 1789 revolution and the worries and social upheaval that rock the century.
Two years in the making, "Louis XIV, the Man and the King" brings together 300 pieces, some of which have not been shown in France since the 1789 Revolution.
The chief executive needs the vision, confidence and sense of urgency of what's at stake to let it be known that opposition to the reform program will not be tolerated in the organization generally agree that had the reforms been enacted the court's finances would have had a good shot at regaining equilibrium and maybe the country would have avoided the bloodbath of the 1789 Revolution and subsequent Terror.
The philosophers who were the intellectual fathers of the 1789 revolution longed not for democracy, but for enlightened despotism, which is what many French still look for when they elect a president.
Charles was insecure, intent on restoring France's absolute monarchy after the 1789 Revolution and Napoleon's wars.
The Chamber of Horrors sprouted deaths' heads of the 1789 Revolution, modelled fresh by Madame Tussaud.
Its 1789 revolution, fought on the basis of establishing "Liberte, egalite & fraternite" (Liberty, equality & fraternity) for all its citizens, inspired many worthy social movements in Europe and the rest of the world.
Of course, over the more than two hundred years which separate the 1789 Revolution from the National Front, some of these ideas have receded in importance--restoring the primacy of the Church has all but disappeared from extreme right discourse--while others, the importance of the nation as the basic, and natural, element of international politics, for example, have become defining attributes of contemporary extreme right politics.
France, in particular, is deeply marked by its 1789 Revolution. The terrible clashes between the Catholic church and the radical leaders of the Revolution led, more than a hundred years later, to a political concept of secularism (laicite).
Stendhal's ants march on to new literary vistas, such as Beauvoir's Tous les hommes sont mortels, where King finds an unconvincing "metamorphosis of Stendhal's anthill symbol of the 1789 Revolution" (201).