Ironically, what the government chose to do in order to raise the royal income was increasing the amount of tax the Third Estates had to pay. This caused the already-poor people of France to grow more and more desperate. On the other hand, American Revolution affected the people intellectually. The American Revolution set an
evaluate how the internal and external error encountered by Louis XIV contributed to Louis XIV failure to establish France as a dominant power in Europe. 2.0 Internal errors They are three fatal inter errors made by Louis XIV and his bureaucratic government. These three factors are failure to establish a modernized economy, inability to tolerate the existence of other religions and poor governing and , diplomatic failures. 2.1 Failure to establish a modernized economy Every potential dominant power needs an modernized and well functioning economy to finance all its activates. In the context of Louis XIV’s France an modernized economy is even more essential since a well functioned economy will be able to decrease the burden on the treasury on financing all the wars and the palace of Versailles.
This was the final straw for the colonists who were already grumbling and ready to protest the taxes they were paying already. Also, these taxes were forced on the people without their consent. Today we send people to congress to vote on whether a tax is needed or wanted. This was the act that tipped the balance over in deciding to go to war for independence. April 5, 1764: The Sugar Act: The Molasses Act of 1733 placed a high tariff on sugar.
The King’s strategy of military force was believed to be necessary due to the third estate rebelling and breaking away from the Estates-General in June 1789. Members of the third estate had formed the National Assembly on 17th June and had claimed that it represented most of the nation and had the right t manage its own affairs and decide taxation. It is clear to see from this that the government were losing control, so one can see why Louis responded by trying to assert his power with military action. By the beginning of July 20,000 troops occupied Paris and would have threatened and worried its citizens. Therefore one can assume that this created the perfect conditions for revolutionary action in Paris.
The trade of England’s biggest export, wool, was in decline, leading to massive unemployment and straining foreign relations. Elizabeth’s father, Henry VIII, was notorious for debasing coins (melting them down and mixing them with cheaper, base metals, devaluing the coin). When people started to notice, they became even less willing to trade with England, making the situation far worse. These financial problems led to severe inflation within the country, and as people had less money in real terms, discontentment soared. Religion was a significant issue for Elizabeth, as England had been religiously divided between Catholicism and Protestantism.
Towards the end on the 1960s, the Labour Government was attempting to modernise Britain on its laws and attitudes. The Labour Government had to deal with a lot of problems caused by the previous Conservative Government, such as unhappy workers and a failing economy. Although the Labour Government had many successes, they also had as many failures due to picking up after the Conservative Government but their own failed policies are also to blame. Source 7 argues that the Labour Government ‘had not got the economy right’, but the Labour Government would have economic problems once in power as a result of the Conservative Government’s aim to grow. The Conservative Government left the Labour Government with large debts to the IMF and an increase in inflation in the economy.
Additionally, suspicions had risen of radical parliamentarians and the people were reliant on Charles’ return to stop this. These reasons are the main factors for Charles’ support in 1646. Charles’ return to the throne would have meant an end to Parliament’s County Committees, which many felt were worse than living under Charles’ rule. A large portion of the population had suffered the brutal dominion of the County Committees, which only worsened as the war progressed and Parliament became more desperate to finance the war. Primarily made up of fiercely loyal Puritans, the County Committees were efficient in reaching the monthly quotas set by Parliament.
In the early 16th century the Catholic Church was the most powerful organization in the country. Henry VIII the Tudor King at the time, for political, economic, social and religious reasons wasn’t happy about this and between 1536 and 1541 managed to dissolve the monasteries in England. In this essay I will tell you the reasons why Henry closed down the Monasteries. One of the main reasons why Henry closed the Monasteries was he wanted their wealth. Henry was nearly bankrupt and needed money for his wars, food and expensive lifestyle.
This social and population imbalance led to thoughts of revolution, which later became a reality for these nations. A clear difference between the two revolutions is how they were able to overthrow their governments. In France’s case, the third estate had built up so much anger due to over taxation, along with not having the ability to move up in social class, even if they became successful and rich. They overthrew their governments with riots and battles that ultimately led to the downfall of the French government. Haiti on the other hand had a little help from their friends.
It would be a fair statement to make that although Great Britain had big enough threats and factors for revolution to actually happen, the threat lacked a certain spark that could have ignited the revolution, spreading into a full-blown fire across the whole country, helping end the monarchy. The first key point to look at is the nature of British society at the time. The economy and living conditions can always be catalysts for a revolution- an example is the sorry state of the French economy, one of the major causes of revolution breaking out there, just before they went into revolution. Now, had the economy of Britain in the 1790’s been as crippled as France’s was, then it would have been likely that people in Great Britain would have been feeling desperate for change, and a revolutionary would have been looking likely. However, this was not the case.