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How did the French Revolution impact other countries?

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davidsang8 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted June 23, 2012 at 9:05 AM via web

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How did the French Revolution impact other countries?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 23, 2012 at 1:45 PM (Answer #1)

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The French Revolution impacted other countries in various ways.  In Europe, the revolution led to a series of wars between various countries and the French.  It also led to the rise of Napoleon and the empire he won, albeit briefly.

Since you originally put this in the "United States of America" section, though, I will look mostly at the revolution's impact on the US.  The French Revolution caused the US a great deal of trouble.  First, it helped split the country between pro-British and pro-French factions.  Second, it led to many problems in foreign policy.  The French and British went to war, and the US was caught in between with both countries preying on US shipping to the other country.  This eventually led to near-war with the French and finally to the War of 1812 with the British.

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charles-de | College Teacher | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted July 23, 2012 at 3:56 AM (Answer #2)

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French liberation/occupation of almost all continental Europe provoked specially in Germany the birth of a national feeling, who gave later the unification of Italy, Germany, and after WW I Tchecoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Yougoslavia unified under Serbian ruling etc.

Each one willing to become bigger, the fight was necessary and came with WW I.

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