Western Civilization: Why the French Revolution was less important – though still important – than the Industrial Revolution This paper will argue that, though vastly important, the French Revolution was not more important than the Industrial Revolution. The paper will highlight how the French revolution brought about the demise of the ancien regime; marked the end of feudalism; destroyed the old guild system; sparked the revolutionary wars that took such a huge human toll; and made possible the Congress of Vienna that re-drew Europe. However, the social upheaval witnessed in France was not transported to other nations and the French Revolution may actually have hampered efforts at political reform; certainly, its excesses did encourage...The end:
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