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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Why did the French Revoloution turn against itself when the American Revolution didnt?

Could it be argued that the American Revolution did turn against its democratic roots? How did the Amercian Revolution influence revolutions in other countries/

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  • NC
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    1 decade ago
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    Why did the French Revoloution turn against itself when the American Revolution didn't? Because the American revolution didn't rob anyone of anything. French gentry fought against the French revolution because it abolished their valuable privileges and confiscated their lands. In America, nothing of the sort happened. Even the British crown had nothing to complain about, since it didn't even lose any tax revenue (the crown collected no taxes in colonies; in fact, it was the attempt to do so that led to the loss of colonies).

    How did the Amercian Revolution influence revolutions in other countries? It didn't. The Amercian Revolution is a very rare occurrence; it was a revolution led by those who already had everything but the political power to capture nothing but the political power. Most other revolutions are led by those who have nothing but force to capture everything that can be gained by force, most notably, material possessions.

  • 5 years ago

    The French revolution used to be within of itself, with French residents rebelling towards the French Monarchy and the navy. The American revolution used to be towards the British Empire in seek of independence as a nationality and country. France desired to be identified and desired the king out, even as America desired independence. Also, in phrases of radical-ness, the Americans did not motive an emperor to upward thrust out in their navy and take a look at to vanquish some of the global, as occurred with Napoleon Bonaparte.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the American Revolution wasn't really a revolution, but a fight for independence. No radical ideological changes were imposed on the society.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The British monarch was 3,000 miles away from the American rebels. The French monarch was about 30 miles away from the French rebels. It was a matter of distance and not preference.

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