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In order to determine Success or Failure you must first establish and the significance and outcome of the French Revolution With the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo there was a return of the Bourbons to the throne with Louis XVIII All of Napoleons conquests were lost by France and divided among those countries of the coalition that defeated France Economically the wars had crushed France and left industry and commerce in ruins Politically the coalition who had defeated France demanded a return to the old rulers and structure within France The French Revolution also summed up the whole antifeudal process in Europe by swiftly putting an end to all the feudal privileges laws and institutions in France With Napoleons conquest the elimination of feudalism was spread further through Europe This was made Napoleons conquests easier as the peasants of the countries were happy to see the end of feudalism After Napoleons defeat however most of Europe restored some of the feudal taxes and this undid the work of Napoleon and the Revolution but the peasants taste of equality would plant the seed that would eventually end all feudalism The Bourgeoisie economically benefited the most from the Revolution Firstly they secured the abolition of tax injustices within the Old Regime Tax Privileges were abolished so were corrupt taxing methods local tolls and many others all of which hampered the growth of industry and commerce The Revolution also established a uniform standard of weights and measures called the still present metric system The Revolution continued the process of emancipating the serfs and creating peasant proprietors France emerged as having the richest peasants in Europe Their land gains gave them wealth and power in the government however there was not much benefit for the workers and non-land owners because the still not allowed to vote In its first victory the Revolution had put an end to absolutism in France Instead of the
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