King Louis XVI created a rigid social structure with nobles holding extreme power over peasants. He also implemented heavy taxes on peasants who eventually began to detest the King and his policies.
L'etat c'est moi!
Enlightenment thinkers focused on principles of a limited monarchy, freedom of speech and equality. These ideals were shared by Revolutionists who heavily supports equality and liberty.
Napoleon was one of the greatest military generals in history and led the French military during the Revolution. His main goal was the overthrow King Louis XVI and he eventually succeeded in doing so.
Join me in defeating the King!
Another crucial leader during the French was Jacques Pierre Brissot. Brissot was responsible for publishing anti-government articles and led the Girodins; a French republican party that strongly opposed the French monarch.
The Battle of Valmy occurred on September 20, 1792 and was an extremely decisive battle during the French Revolution. It resulted in the first victory for the Revolutionist, shocking all of Europe, and gave the Revolutionist the momentum continue to war.