HIST 100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Constitutional Monarchy, Absolute Monarchy, Meritocracy

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Tucker ta - the french revolution and napoleon. The age of napoleon: napoleon bonaparte - 1769-1821. "i may lose a battle, but i shall never lose a minute: europe under the two revolutions. Industrious revolution - an outcome of the scientific revolution: use this, mercantilism, people ate more food and were more productive, away from mercantilism (controlled markets) and towards capitalism (free. Increased efficiency in workshops and factories markets: dramatic increase in population, especially in urban population. Liberal revolution: an outcome of the enlightenment, constitutional government replaces absolute monarch, religious tolerance/atheism, decrease the power of the nobility and move towards "meritocracy, dismantling of old systems of social and economic control. Involved in the corsican independence movement: the french revolution, 1789: louis xvi forced to call estates general to raise funds, storming of the bastille - a liberal, constitutional monarch formed, 1792: jacobins take control. Many victories, but foiled by inability to defeat the royal.

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