September 30, 2021
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france 1774 - 1795
⟶ Updated 13 Dec 2019 ⟶
List of edits
Louis XVI executed (21st January, 1793)
France joins the American War of Independence as American ally, in hopes to gain trade deals.
The Storming of the Bastille (July 14th, 1789)
The Tennis Court Oath
The suspensive veto against Louis XVI to limit his power in government (10th September, 1789)
Marie Antoinette Executed (16th October, 1793)
The Reign of Louis XVI
Turgot hired to manage royal finances. Ended price controls, abolished craft guilds and proposed a new property tax, which resulted in his dismissal.
Necker hired to fix French economy and reform royal expenditure. Issued the first public royal finance report for "transparency" but caused backlash due to the excessive personal royal expenditure of Louis and Marie.
Calonne hired to maintain royal finances. Bankrupted France due to lavish overspending in an attempt to restore faith in the French monarchy and earn loans from other countries.
Necker reappointed as population saw him as France's best finance minister, despite the fact his figures were doctored.
American War of Independence
The formation and dissolution of the Etats Généraux (24th January - 20th June, 1789) `
The development of the National Constituent Assembly. Formed as a voice for the lower classes.
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