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French and Russian Revolution Comparison Could someone please write 1 introductory paragraph, 1 paragraph with similarities, 1 with differences, and a conclusion paragraph. I really need help with this.

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The French Revolution was clearly inspired by the American Revolution and both of these were the product of Enlightenment philosophy. The Russian Revolution, as noted, was the product of Communist philosophy.  As noted, France embroiled all of Europe in its near ceaseless Napoleonic Wars as a remedy to domestic civil upheaval; in contrast, Russia collapsed trying to fight World War I and had nothing but domestic conflict, which only resolved when the communists got the upper hand.

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The difference is that the Russian Revolution was inspired by the works of Karl Marx, and the initial leaders had different intentions. The new order that was established after the revolution was not nearly as idealistic and Maxist as it might have started out, or as people thought it would be.

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Both began with a more moderate phase- the National Assembly in France, the Kerensky government in Russia and spiraled into a more radical phase- the National Convention/Reign of Terror in France, the Bolshevik Revolution/civil war in Russia. In Russia, one of the major purposes of the Bolshevik Revolution was to get Russia out of World War I. In France, the opposite was true, and the revolutionaries actually declared war on Austria and Prussia, and later other powers. While the Committee of Public Safety did propose some pretty radical reforms in France, I would argue that they didn't have quite the radical restructuring that the Bolsheviks did in Russia.

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We can't write essays for you on here...  Some things to think about:

Both were reactions against very unequal and fairly repressive systems, though Russia's was worse than France's.  Both included a great deal of violence after the revolution had prevailed.  Both, you could say, ended up leading to dictatorships.

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We can't write essays for you on here...  Some things to think about:

Both were reactions against very unequal and fairly repressive systems, though Russia's was worse than France's.  Both included a great deal of violence after the revolution had prevailed.  Both, you could say, ended up leading to dictatorships.

so what are some differences between them?