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This paper looks at how liberalism during the French Revolution focused on progress and reform favorable to individual freedom as guaranteed by law and secured by the governmental protection of civil liberties, open-minded, tolerant and free of traditional ideas and values. It analyzes how the liberal/revolutionary forces at work during the French Revolution were victorious, for they not only brought an end to the monarchy as it stood in 17th century France, but also paved the way for radical reforms in politics, religion and the social structure of France which have endured to this very day.
From the Paper:"In 1793, the French Revolution began to experience internal splits which incited "The Terror" (the Great Fear), many uprisings and counter-revolutionary revolts. This was greatly influenced by the execution of Louis XVI in 1793; less than two months later, the Revolutionary Tribunal was established which marked the true beginning of the Terror. The murder of Jean-Paul Marat and the execution of his murderer, Charlotte Corday, signaled the official opening of the Terror. The ideals of the revolution, aimed at overthrowing the monarchy, were both sustained and distorted by the Terror through the actions of the French citizens who in essence developed their own hypocrisy in relation to the ideals of the aristocracy."
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French Revolution (2003, July 14) Retrieved May 30, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/essay/french-revolution-29029/
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