French Revolution

French Revolution

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  • I am happy that the wars are over, but now the government is bankrupt. We spent all our money on the costly wars and we are 4000 million livres in debt!
  • Bankrupt
  • I heard it wasn't the wars that made us go bankrupt. It was the royals spending all their money on their precious luxuries!
  • What! I heard it was because the tax system was corrupted!
  • Bad Harvest
  • Because of all the terrible weather we have been getting smaller incomes.
  • Oh no, how are we going to pay for our food if the prices are rising?
  • We are all starving and we can't pay for any of the food. While the clergy and nobility and the king have all the food they can eat!
  • I, the Estates General, don't have any proposals for discussion.
  • But we want solutions to our problems!
  • King Louis XVI calling the Estates General
  • We want an English style democracy!
  • I thought you would approve new taxes!
  • We are the National Assembly and we want a constitution! We won't leave until the king meets our demands!
  • The National Assembly and the Tennis Court Oath
  • Fine I will meet your demands, just get off the court!
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