What were the immediate effects of the French Revolution?  

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Of all the complexities and events of the French Revolution, picking the immediate effect is probably the easiest. The French Revolution brought about the dissolution of a system of monarchy that dated back to the Fifth Century. The king and his wife were eventually executed as were thousands of nobles. In its place, a republican form of government that was inspired by the European Enlightenment was instituted.

As the peasants revolted in rural areas against the lords and tax collectors, the centuries-old feudal system of government was also abolished. The aristocracy was virtually eliminated in France often through the use of public executions at the guillotine. While there were far-reaching long-term implications to the French Revolution, the most immediate result was a new political and social class system in France.

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