French Revolution, political upheaval of world importance in France that began in 1789.
Sections in this article:
- The Revolution of 1789
- Origins of the Revolution
- The Republic
- The Revolution of 1792
- The Estates-General and the National Assembly
- The Directory and the Coming of Napoleon
- The Reign of Terror
- Factionalism and War
- Effects of the Revolution
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