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Thousands of revolutions have taken place throughout the course of the history of the world These revolutions have changed the politics history and all other facets of civilization of certain groups Most revolutions follow a basic set formula of events a leader is overthrown radical and extremist groups take control for a period of time and then the government is eventually restored to its original state Both the English and French Revolutions followed this basic formula with various differences along the way The English Revolution which took place in the seventeenth century and the French Revolution which took place in the late eighteenth century to early nineteenth century both share many similarities and differences with one another One similarity of both revolutions was the causes financial problems Both King Charles I and Louis XVI were experiencing debt because of financial problems left behind from previous monarchs Both kings placed the extreme tax burdens on the already poor peasants which further angered and oppressed them Both kings had to summon on Parliament and the Estates General to raise revenue Both monarchs attempted to use force to maintain their power but eventually lost to the liberal people who wanted a reformed government The extremist period of both the English and French Revolutions consisted of a semi-dictator Cromwell in England and Robespierre in France who set up a totalitarian military state Lastly both the English and French had to carry out two attempts at establishing a constitutional monarchy in order to finally have a stable lasting government In both the English and French Revolutions the monarch was the establishment being revolted against In the English revolution it was more of the Parliament rebelling against the monarchy whereas in the French Revolution the peasants were the strongest and most motivated factors for change In both revolutions the legislative body issued some form of a declaration for basic human rights In England however their Bill of Rights was
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