The French Revolution

The French Revolution is a 2005 direct-to-DVD documentary produced by The History Channel about the events that started when a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille and seized the King's military stores forcing the end of feudalism and the rise of equality and a new world order.

The Revolution overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, experienced violent periods of political turmoil, and finally culminated in a dictatorship under Napoleon that rapidly brought many of its principles to Western Europe and beyond. Inspired by liberal and radical ideas, the Revolution profoundly altered the course of modern history, triggering the global decline of absolute monarchies while replacing them with republics and liberal democracies. Through the Revolutionary Wars, it unleashed a wave of global conflicts that extended from the Caribbean to the Middle East. Historians widely regard the Revolution as one of the most important events in human history. (excerpt from its Wikipedia page)

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rating 7.2 / 10
category History
year 2005
duration 1 hr 31 mins
added November 22, 2017

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