How Did the French Revolution Start?


A number of events led to the start of the French revolution. France was bankrupt, inflation was at an all time high, and the French public wanted a constitutional monarchy to limit the powers of the king. The king resisted and the people held an uprising, formed a new constitution and reduced the king?s powers.
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