What were some positive and negative outcomes of the French Revolution?

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I think the negative outcomes were mainly short-term and the positive ones long term. 

There is no question that the French Revolution was needed. The Ancien Régime was brutal, denying basic human rights to the vast majority of subjects. There was no freedom of speech or religion and the nobility could act with impunity with no repercussions for such acts as raping female peasants or assaulting or abusing members of the lower classes. The Roman Catholic Church had also been corrupted by its alliance with the throne, with important posts reserved for members of the nobility rather than people with the best qualifications, such as piety or theological knowledge. As Brettd pointed out, much of the tax revenue,...

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