• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Nov 97 : How serious athreat to the French Revolution was presented by the enemies both external andinternal during the period 1789-1793?

Extracts from this document...


HISTORY ESSAY Nov 97 : How serious a threat to the French Revolution was presented by the enemies both external and internal during the period 1789-1793? French Revolution started in 1789. Its main aim was to abolish the practice of Ancien Regime. Throughout this period of 1789-1793, the revolutionary had successfully dismantled the Ancien Regime and set up a constitutional monarchy. Later in 1792, it changed to republican form of government with the execution of Louis XVI. As the revolution progressed, France began to be threaten by enemy consist of both internal enemies (enemies that lived in France and able to provide help for the �migr�s forces) and external enemies (enemies which came from foreign countries such as Austria, Prussia, Britain, German, Italy, Spain and Holland). In this case, the external enemies were a combination of the �migr�s ( king's brothers and privileged nobility that had fled to other countries to gain military help) and the foreign forces. ...read more.


to death, decree released by the Assembly in November 1791 wherby the non-juring should take the oath of loyalty to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy within one week or deprived of their living and lastly on the decree for the formation of an army to protect Paris. As a ruler, he was supposed to protect his own country from threat by signing the above decrees instead he was concern about the return of his absolute power with the defeat of his own people by the �migr�s forces. His fled to Varennes to join the �migr�s forces and evidence of letter with the �migr�s forces was found among his belongings in the Tuileries palace which showed the king collaborated with �migr�s forces to attack his own people and country. From the above points, the king can be considered as a serious threat to the French Revolution as he provided information for the �migr�s forces. Another internal enemy was the non-juring priests who refused to sign the Civil Constitution of the Clergy which they considered as a sin ...read more.


Hebertist wanted to carry out the Terror to ruthless heights and abolished Christianity with the introduction of the non-christian calendar and replaced the churches with temple of reason. All this was opposed by Danton as he believed that Reign of Terror should come to an end with the successful of the revolutionary army, Robespierre as he felt that some form of religion and Supreme Being were necessary and many of the people of France as they were very religious. From the above was showed that factionism was another enemy of French revolution as it led to disunite between the people of France and further weaken the strength of the people to fight against the foreign forces. As a whole, it can be concluded that both the internal and external enemies did seriously posed a threat to the French Revolution. All this was no plan by revolutionary that had started the revolution in 1789 but was developed as the revolution progressed. therefore it not the revolutionaries that make the revolution but the revolution that make the revolutionaries. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Russia, USSR 1905-1941 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Russia, USSR 1905-1941 essays

  1. To what extent was the storming of the Bastille the most significant event of ...

    This psychological impact is echoed in the great extension of the already ongoing peasants revolution as news of the Bastille spread over the country. A large number of nobles emigrated and Louis himself declared his recognition of the revolutionary council through his donning of the red, white and blue cockade of the revolution.

  2. During all the course of the French Revolution the most controversial figure was Maximilien ...

    Now Sans Cullotes were ready for more radical solutions as the more radical leaders came. That was the time for Robespierre's rise and the introduction of his "Terror of Liberty". The terror was in every aspect of people's life. He had what it was called "The Law of Suspects" -

  1. Find out the real cause of the French Revolution

    Their ways of living were considerably filthy and disgusting. As taken from Arthur Young's Travels in France: "...their town of Combourg one of the most brutal, filthy places that can be seen; mud houses, no windows, and a pavement so broken as to impede all passengers, but ease none."3 This

  2. Assess the idea that is the ideologies, which emerge from the French revolution, rather ...

    (C/H French revolution). This was to give the revolution a far more popular dimension. What lead from this was the storming of the Bastille. Now looked on with a different light, as it was the peasants fight for survival. There was now no turning back, the peasants were standing strong, and in their

  1. Some key points in French Revolution and why it is similar to Ancient Greece

    Democracy did not emerge until 450-500 BCE just after the Persian Wars. The first city-state that achieved democracy was Athens and achieved in creating the Athenian Constitution titled Constitution of Athens. " It is called a government of people [demokratia] because we live in consideration of not the few but of the majority" (Thucydides 421 BCE)

  2. Analysis of the French Revolution

    The clergy and nobles did not have to pay most taxes. The third estate, especially the peasants, had to provide almost all the country's tax revenue. Many members of the middle class were also worried by their social status. They were among the most important people in French society but

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work