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King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette married at the age of 15 and 14. His grandfather, King Louis XV died a few years later, but King Louis XVI did not feel ready for the position. He was also not interested in having a child with Marie Antoinette.
The population of France is growing and people are becoming more hungry and are very poor as there is not enough food to feed them all.
Meanwhile in Versailles, while her people were suffering and starving, Marie Antionette was living her luxurious life to the fullest.
She hasn't even conceived a child yet after 7 years of marriage!
She represents all that is wrong.
The nation is starving. Bread is expensive and scarce. Therefore people start stealing bread from one another as well as from shops and homes.
I need to stop this.
Louis XVI feels threatened by the growing radicalism of the 3rd estate. Delegates of the 3rd estate suspect a plot and declare themselves the National Assembly. By July 1789, Louis XVI was already gathering his forces.
I am Maximilian Robespierre. I speak for the 3rd estate. I demand that the clergy and nobility pay taxes.
On the 14th July 1789 the people of France stormed the Bastille for gunpowder. And the French Revolution began.
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