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As modern political doctrines both conservatism and liberalism were born in the French Revolution Discuss Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor was the legacy left behind by Robin Hood it can also be said that it is the legacy o the French Revolution also From 1789-1799 France underwent her largest change Under the old regime a network of royal families their friends and the clergy governed France The middle class of French society in the late 18th century the bourgeois was growing They were starting to unrest due to a number of factors like the rise in the bred price and just general discontent about being suppressed under an antiquated socialpolitical structure Pressure was building as time crept closer to 1789 Something had to happen and as a result of that happening the emergence of two of todays most important political concepts Conservatism and Liberalism I will now briefly define each of them in terms of how I will be arguing their points in this essay Conservatism can be seen as a state of mind that objects to rapid change and innovation and longs for balance and order belief in faith over reason hierarchy over equality collective values over individualism and divine or natural law over secular law Conservatism is intent on keeping the status quo for the financial social and political benefit of those who profit under a conservative power In todays political world however Conservatism still remains a doctrine resistant to change but has incorporated Democracy and equality into its breadth Liberalism is the attitude philosophy or movement that is focused on the development of personal freedom and social progress It promotes change according to the enlightenment principles and insists on freedom from autocratic rule As opposed to the conservatives liberalism will challenge the status quo constantly A new force to support the clergy aristocrats monarchists and the monarchy they are the men who are profiting greatly over
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