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The French Revolution was directed by the middle class. How valid is this comment on the French Revolution?

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International Baccalaureate History

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History Essay

The French Revolution was directed by the middle class. How valid is this comment on the French Revolution?

Topic: French Revolution

Area of Study: French Revolution is directed by the middle class

Evaluation: How valid?

Introduction

The French Revolution happened in 1789 was a great event that give impact to the modern society. When studying the roots and causes of the revolution, it was said that the revolution was directed by the middle class. This statement is controversial as there are many different kinds of view by the historian. Although there are many views but it can be categorize into two groups. First the revolution was directed by the middle class and second the revolution was directed by the commoners of France.

Supposition

Some historian strongly support that the French Revolution was directed by the middle class. They based on the evidence that this people of the middle class are educated. They are able to understand the condition and the development of the nation. Therefore they can contribute in idea in politic and this made them the natural leader as the middles class is the

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