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The French Revolution is known as one of the bloodiest revolutions in all of history it claimed the lives of thousands of Frenchmen The question that remains to be answered is what was the cause for all this carnage It was during the years of 1789-1795 that turmoil arose and an outcry came from France and in place of one of the oldest civilizations stood a new one filled with uncertainty and the need to reform and build what remained of France To reflect upon the reasons as to why such a revolution occurred one must focus upon the main aspects troubling the country and its people at this time A society so great that the problems accumulating before their very eyes were ignored France had fallen beneath its own weight it was in debt and dearly bankrupt yet still wars were fought and increasingly the people of France the peasants were subjected to various taxes Droughts and natural disasters left the people desperate for food while landowners and nobility taxed them heavily The country was in recession and the growing thoughts based on equality and a society run for the benefit of all surfaced during the pre-post revolutionary years in France This disturbance in France drew closed a chapter in French history and from it many old customs fell with new ones replacing the old and for some these were beneficial and others found themselves worse off then had they remained under the ancien regime Victor Hugo a French citizen born years after the French Revolution reflected upon the injustice still felt by the people but also the effects such a revolution had and he wrote Would you realize what Revolution is call it Progress and would you realize what Progress is call it Tomorrow The monarchy of France was given a vast amount of power over the society which consisted of National System of Justice their role with the Catholic Church the
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