Results of the French Revolution

  • The ideas of the Revolution especially those of the Republic: Liberty, equality and brotherhood spread across Europe.
  • Other countries were inspired to fight for these rights – including Ireland.
  • The French offered military assistance to any nation that wanted to fight to establish the principles of a republic.
  • The Bourgeoisie (middle-classes) of France had gotten their hands on the power that had been denied to them before the Revolution.
  • The French built up a huge army through the use of conscription (all men over the age of eighteen had to join the army). This army and its clever leader Napoleon Bonaparte had huge successes across Europe before being eventually defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.


History@ Banagher College, Colaiste na Sionna

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