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The French Revolution, The Foundational Event Of Modern European History That Laid The Groundwork For Contemporary Western Civilization, Not Only In France But Throughout Europe, And From There Worldwide, At The End Of The Millennium (Color, 1989, Four Episodes Of 48 Minutes Each), PLUS BONUS TITLE: YOU ARE THERE: JULY 14, 1789, An Episode Of The CBS News Radio Historical Drama Series By The Same Staff CBS Employed During World War II (July 14, 1947, 28 Minutes) -- All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality 2 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set!
* October 29, 2023: Updated With YOU ARE THERE: JULY 14, 1789!
1) The Fall of the Bastille
2) The Death of the Monarchy
BONUS TITLE: YOU ARE THERE: JULY 14, 1789 (Audio, July 14, 1947, 28 Minutes)
Hypothetical news coverage of The Storming Of The Bastille, when revolutionary insurgents attempted to storm and seize control of the medieval armoury, fortress and political prison known as the Bastille in Paris, in an episode of the brilliant CBS News radio historical drama series by much the same staff that CBS employed during World War II, featuring in this broadcast newscaster John Charles Daly, long-time broadcast journalist, host, radio and television personality for CBS and ABC, who was the first national correspondent to report the attack on Pearl Harbor and the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, covered front-line news from Europe and North Africa during World War II, ABC News executive, TV anchor, and game show host, best known for his work on the CBS panel game show What's My Line?
3) Robespierre: The New Man
4) The Spark Of Revolution (Irish Rebellion Against Britain Inspired And Assisted By French)
The French Revolution (French: Revolution Francaise) (May 5, 1789 - November 9, 1799) refers to the period that began with the Estates General of 1789 and ended in November 1799 with the formation of the French Consulate. Many of its ideas are considered fundamental principles of Western liberal democracy. Between 1700 and 1789, the French population increased from 18 million to 26 million, leading to large numbers of unemployed, accompanied by sharp increases in food prices caused by years of bad harvests. Widespread social distress led to the convocation of the Estates General in May 1789, the first since 1614. In June, the Estates were converted into a National Assembly, which passed a series of radical measures, among them the abolition of feudalism, state control of the Catholic Church and extending the right to vote. The next three years were dominated by the struggle for political control, exacerbated by economic depression and social unrest. External powers like Austria, Britain and Prussia viewed the Revolution as a threat, leading to the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars in April 1792. Disillusionment with Louis XVI led to the establishment of the First French Republic on 22 September 1792, followed by his execution in January 1793. In June, an uprising in Paris replaced the Girondins who dominated the National Assembly with the Committee of Public Safety, headed by Maximilien Robespierre. This sparked the Reign of Terror, an attempt to eradicate alleged "counter-revolutionaries"; by the time it ended in July 1794, over 16,600 had been executed in Paris and the provinces. As well as external enemies, the Republic faced a series of internal Royalist and Jacobin revolts; in order to deal with these, the French Directory took power in November 1795. Despite military success, the war led to economic stagnation and internal divisions, and in November 1799 the Directory was replaced by the Consulate. Many Revolutionary symbols such as La Marseillaise and phrases like Liberte, egalite, fraternite reappeared in other revolts, such as the 1917 Russian Revolution. Over the next two centuries, its key principles like equality would inspire campaigns for the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage. Its values and institutions dominate French politics to this day, and many historians regard the Revolution as one of the most important events in recent history.
The Irish Rebellion Of 1798 (Irish: Eiri Amach 1798; Ulster-Scots: The Hurries) was a major uprising against British rule in Ireland. The main organising force was the Society of United Irishmen, a republican revolutionary group influenced by the ideas of the American and French revolutions: originally formed by Presbyterian radicals angry at being shut out of power by the Anglican establishment, they were joined by many from the majority Catholic population. Following some initial successes, particularly in County Wexford, the uprising was suppressed by government militia and yeomanry forces, reinforced by units of the British Army, with a civilian and combatant death toll estimated between 10,000 and 50,000. A French expeditionary force landed in County Mayo in August in support of the rebels: despite victory at Castlebar, they were also eventually defeated. The aftermath of the Rebellion led to the passing of the Acts of Union 1800, merging the Parliament of Ireland into the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Despite its rapid suppression the 1798 Rebellion remains a significant event in Irish history. Centenary celebrations in 1898 were instrumental in the development of modern Irish nationalism, while several of the Rebellion's key figures, such as Wolfe Tone, became important reference points for later republicanism. Debates over the significance of 1798, the motivation and ideology of its participants, and acts committed during the Rebellion continue to the present day.