GS-I: Industrial Revolution and Other Developments: 1750-1914

Explain the meaning of Ancien Regime and seigneurial system in context with pre-revolution France? What happened to them when revolution broke out in France?

The term Ancien Regime describes the structure, politics, and powers of French society before the French Revolution. Society was split into a hierarchy of social classes with the king at the top, followed by the First Estate of the Catholic ..

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Elucidate the meaning and importance of “Bastille” and “Great Fear” in context with French Revolution.

The Bastille was a Paris prison that came to symbolize everything that was wrong with France and everything that the French people resented about their country. After the Third Estate broke off from the Estates General and formed the National ..

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Napoleon was the child of the revolution, but in many ways he reversed the aims and principles of the movement from which he sprang. Comment.

Napoleon was the child of the Revolution, but in many ways he reversed the aims and principles of the movement from which he sprang. This was particularly true of the Napoleonic codes. The Revolution had not only swept away what ..

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The Napoleonic Empire was doomed because of its inherent and self-defeating contradictions. Elucidate.

Napoleon’s own personality proved to be the greatest danger to the future of his empire. He had once said that he loves power as a musician loves his violin. This craze for power raised him to greatest heights but same ..

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“For Britain, the American revolution brought more severe loss than simply the loss of thirteen colonies.” Discuss in the light of consequences of American Revolution.

The American Revolution was totally devastating for Britain because it gave a great blow to her world-wide prestige and dominance. The Sun had started to set on the British Empire. Her international prestige was at stake, particularly after the surrender ..

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“The American War of Independence was a revolution that sought significant and deep societal change.” Do you agree with this view?

It would depend on how the term revolution is defined. Some historians perceive revolution as producing significant and deep societal change; others define the term as “any resort to violence within a political order to change its constitution, rulers, or ..

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