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France is a country that has been shaped by revolution The 1848 revolution is very unique in that it was probably the least bloody of all the revolutions in French history Like most if not all the regimes before it the July Monarchy was toppled in 1848 because it became illegitimate in the eyes of the public In his book Recollections Tocqueville writes that the major cause for the revolution of 1848 was the animosity the working class people felt for the ruling bourgeoisie While there may have been many reasons for this animosity he contends that it was this animosity that was the ultimate cause of the revolution which toppled the July Monarchy He points out that events or accidents occurred which created a situation where in a revolution could take place he makes a distinction that these events were just accidents and not the causes of the revolution Tocqueville is very ardent in his belief that it was the way in which the bourgeoisie ruled the nation that created so much animosity between the classes and eventually caused the revolution of 1848 French history is littered with revolutions The French revolution of 1789 began this way of life in France where change is brought about through revolution From 1789 until after WWII revolutions were the norm occurring almost with certain regularity every generation or so The people didnt know how to create change any other way Peaceful change was so foreign to them that they often never even considered it These often very violent revolutions toppled one type of political system and replaced it with another kind often very different from that which was just toppled Each of these new systems were equally deficient at gaining legitimacy in the eyes of the people and thus they all fell victim to a revolution at one time or another The people didnt understand what peaceful change was and during this time revolution was seen as
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