How did the 'Black Death' affect France?

Here is a short overall view of the plagu's impact on France The Plague - France in the Late Middle Ages - History - France - EuropeI'll add a personnal witness. In the pyrénées mountains where my grandmother had a old house, we used to go hiking in the nearby (and low) mountainside. We stumble

Was Napoleon's character misjudged?

Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts review – a ‘marvellously readable', if partial, biographyIt describe well Napoleon's character and how his image and his memory had been treated during his time and after his death.

Is it true that Napoleon was short sized?

No, really his height was average at least average to that time French male.This all was the propaganda of British newspaper which published cartoons of Napoleon in which he was shown having short height. After it this became a trend.

Was Napoleon good for France?

I would say overall yes, but there was a lot of bad as well. Partially he saved France, and in other ways he hampered it in the long term. Napoleon prevented France from fracturing and falling into anarchy through the French Revolution.

Why is the French culture, cuisine, and language so overrated?

There's a few reasons.First, France has a lot of culture. Part of the reason for this is because the aristocracy, over the course of the late middle ages and from then on, benefited from financial support from the monarchy, fertile lands with good weather, and lots of plunder from invaded nations.

Is France in decline?

Of course it's in decline, albeit not as much as Britain/England.... when people show no anger about regular mass killings aimed at them as a nation but express open hatred at their moderate duly-elected President you can be sure something is woefully wrong

Is it true that the main reason why General de Gaulle gave independence to Algeria is because he was afraid that if Algeria remains French then France would eventually become a Muslim majority country?

It isn't exactly correct. That de Gaulle personally wouldn't have liked that, it is a given, by various degrees, De Gaulle was fairly reactionary on identity. By 1958, the Algerian population was around 11–13 millions. Much less than the French. But with a much higher birthrate, opening access to metropolitan France to all algerians was a

What did Napoleon think of Australia?

Thanks for the question. Something I didn't know anything about.Napoleon and Josephine were very interested in Australia.They had Australian animal and plants living in France and the French of that time were also very interested.Napoleon Bonaparte – Notable Australian Connectionshttp://cms.ausgeo.bauer-media.ne...

What is the greatest innovation in the history of French cuisine?

Quite a few, actually. If I had to put my hand on some, here's a list, not necessarily in order of greatness but all great nevertheless...Canning and pickling - while German and Spanish cuisines did some of this before the French and Asian cookery knew about

Is France in decline?

Of course it's in decline, albeit not as much as Britain/England.... when people show no anger about regular mass killings aimed at them as a nation but express open hatred at their moderate duly-elected President you can be sure something is woefully wrong

Is it true that the main reason why General de Gaulle gave independence to Algeria is because he was afraid that if Algeria remains French then France would eventually become a Muslim majority country?

It isn't exactly correct. That de Gaulle personally wouldn't have liked that, it is a given, by various degrees, De Gaulle was fairly reactionary on identity. By 1958, the Algerian population was around 11–13 millions. Much less than the French. But with a much higher birthrate, opening access to metropolitan France to all algerians was a

What did Napoleon think of Australia?

Thanks for the question. Something I didn't know anything about.Napoleon and Josephine were very interested in Australia.They had Australian animal and plants living in France and the French of that time were also very interested.Napoleon Bonaparte – Notable Australian Connectionshttp://cms.ausgeo.bauer-media.ne...

What is the greatest innovation in the history of French cuisine?

Quite a few, actually. If I had to put my hand on some, here's a list, not necessarily in order of greatness but all great nevertheless...Canning and pickling - while German and Spanish cuisines did some of this before the French and Asian cookery knew about

What are good reasons why the French Revolution failed?

French revolution was over because of the coup detat made by Napoleon who declare himself and two more as

Where did the french revolution start?

At the storming of the Bastille, July 14, 1789. The Bastille was a fortress in Paris, often used as a prison by the French monarchy.It became a symbol of French liberation. The French celebrate Bastille Day, formally

When did the French revolution occur?

Good question.Some say 14th of July 1789, taking of Bastille, but I would call that a Popular revolt, though flirting with the concept of Revolution.I would say the real revolution was 4th of August, and especially the night to that morning, during which

Do French people today regret the French Revolution and its aftermaths?

It is really rare. The vast majority of the population agrees with the ideas and symbols of the Republic which are rooted in the era of the Revolution.There is nonetheless a small minority of people that regard the Revolution as really negative. Among them are some hardcore royalists

Did the French revolution change anything on the French society?

The French Revolution issued early its "Declaration of the Rights of Man" which Frenchmen still take seriously (and plenty of others too.) Early French republican governments made the state expressly (1) anticlerical (anti-religious) and (2) anti-aristocratic, and these became general features of the French culture. (So we might add change #3, a

Did the UK fund the French Revolution?

In America french declared Victory since the Crown lost its colonies but french lost most of their canadian colonies to the english. So at that time France had almost nothing since it had lost the Lousiana to the Spanish after the Seven Years WarLet's try it

Should we condemn the French Revolution?

Let us simply look at what the French Revolution aimed to do: to change a society that ensured people of a certain condition could ever change that condition. Once again, it is easy to judge in retrospective but the fact is that there

Which happened first, the French Revolution, or the American Revolution?

The American revolution happened between 1765-1783. A few years down the line, in 1789, Paris was shook by the storming of Bastille, which was the beginning of French revolution.Since its rule had been overthrown by Great Britain in French-Indian war (war between the

Did the French need to cut off all those heads during the French Revolution?

In retrospect it seems that the thermidorian Convention had over reacted but it was facing multiple challenges, the Bourbon power of Versailles was obliged to morph into a constitutional monarchy supervised by the parisian Assemblée with the obscure Club des Jacobins ( a sort of present Diner du Siècle

How badly was Paris damaged during the French Revolution?

Let's go back in time. King Louis the 16th was obviously causing trouble and got overthrown. The National Assembly marched up and started havoc and broke parts of the Bastille, ruined the economic government, and killed important leaders holding the government intact. Overall the damage wasn't great physically but it was a devastating act to the economy of France.

How did the American independence affect the French revolution?

One of the reasons of the French revolution was the economic crisis and the debt of the country.This debt came, in part, from the huge support that France gave to the US, about the equivalent of 13 B€ equivalent today.

What if Hitler made an Anti-Soviet alliance with Poland, France and Britain in 1939 instead of invading Poland?

I've divided my answer into a tree (if you like), with a base point and two potential offshoots from this. Also, my answer starts in 1936.Part 11936: Hitler concludes that the Communists are of bigger concern to Germany than the Capitalists, so he proceeds to extend invitations to the Anti-Comintern pact to Poland,

If France had not fallen in 1940, would the Holocaust still have occurred?

Of course, the Jews in France would be safe but assuming some kind of Armistice short of French surrender the war in the East would still have played out. The Nuremberg Laws were promulgated in 1935 and Dachau was opened in 1933. There is little reason to think that the Death Camps would have been any later than 1942.

What would have happened if Napoleon never ruled France?

The modern city of Paris we all know and love would not exist.Europe may not all be metric.The European legal system of many nations is based on the Napoleonic Code with out Napoleon we would have that.There would be no Second Empire Architectural Style Buildings across the world.Hundreds of Thousands of European men would not have

How long would the French monarchy have lasted if they had not assisted the American Revolution?

A very good question! There would still have been pressure for a constitutional monarchy from libertarian aristos such as Lafayette-and the temptation to weigh in against a distracted Britain in India would always have been very great. Meanwhile three years of poor harvests were boiling up the Paris mob and Marie-Antoinette was already a hated figure. 50/50 at best:

Did any aristocrats survive the French Revolution?

Only 8% of all victims of the Reign of Terror were aristocrats. They were 1% of the Population so they felt a disproportionate impact, especially because a majority of the Pre-Revolutionary nobility actually became exiles and emigres. The former group eventually fought alongside enemy Austrian and Prussian troops to invade France

What should one know before visiting Versailles?

That in contrast to most historic places, certainly to the Hermitage, Versailles is in much better viewing condition today than in the last 50 years.I first saw it in 1971 and the gardens were in disrepair, the fountains turned off, and much of Versailles shut off from viewing.I do not know where the money came from, from movies,

Would the French Revolution have occurred without the American Revolution before it?

Possibly, though it would be less likely. The French revolutionaries were certainly very aware of American revolution: the pamphleteers and rabble-rousers used that to demonstrate there was no need for a monarch, and that one could expel the Monarch. There was huge

What were the results of the French Revolution?

French Revolution thereafter invasion of France by European powers to support Royalists , then rise of France and invasion of  Austrian Italy rise of Napoleun and Fall of Napoleun these all are considered after effects of French Revolution so accordingly I

Why did the French Revolution happen?

One of the main cause of the rebellion was the inability of the French King, Louis XVI, to deal with, the food shortages, the deteriorating financial condition, and the growing religious intolerance in the country. As the people became more discontented of the power of the

Is French society still divided by what happened during the French Revolution?

I think the earliest Historical event that still significantly divide France today is the

Why did french revolution impacted more than American revolution?

French revolution AND haitian revolution impacted the whole world since it put an end to the austrian supremacy in Europe and paved the way to the English hegemonyAmerican revolution paved the way to the present american hegemony

What is the political cause for the French Revolution?

The government ran out of money after 20 years of intermittent warfare and had to call the National Assembly to raise taxes. Dilettante aristocratic idealists inspired by the American example saw this as an opportunity to introduce Enlightenment principles to monarchical governance, while provincial assemblies (parlements), many dominated by local titled families, sought to get

How did the French Revolution affect modern-day society?

French revolution changed this world. It affected not only France, but almost all humanity.

Why did Caesar conquer France so quickly and Claudius conquered Britain so slowly?

France has river valleys that can be followed in military campaigns. Britain doesn't have such extensive channels. [map from Gallic Wars]

How would the world be like if the French Revolution never happened?

Exactly the same; there were no global implications of the French Revolution, though I suspect the French would probably disagree.

Was the Freemasonry behind the French Revolution?

There is no evidence of this.Of course,Freemasons as individuals were probably involved somehow,just as they were in the American Revolution.But there is nothing reliable to suggest that Freemasonry as an organisation has ever been involved in any plot, conspiracy or revolution at any time, anywhere on the planet

If the French monarchy had never been abolished, who would be the current king/queen?

Okay, the context of this question makes me think that we are going with Louis XVI's line here.Louis XVI- 1774–1793 (actual king from 1774 to 1791). Grandson of Louis XV.Louis-Charles, the Dauphin of France (Louis XVII)- 1793–1795. Son of Louis XVI.Louis

How can we comprehend the French Revolution?

We can comprehend the French Revolution like we can comprehend any subject in history or academia: by years and years of study. Though I can give you a few resources to help you with that, I will explain a little bit of what I think can be simply conveyed.Imagine that your country has gone broke by helping

Why didn't Britain support the French Revolution?

Because they didn't want to deal with their own revolution.  The last thing Britain - or really any other established European power - wanted was for their own lower classes to rise up and overthrow them.  In the specific case of the UK, you had

How did Germany defeat France so easily during the World War II?

It was a swift victory and looking up on it generally, it was easy, though the Germans did face tough counter attacks at some points and were almost dismembered.But the main reason which led to their defeat is obviously, without doubt, the lack of a strong leadership. We can examine this in

Who bankrolled the French Revolution?

Why do a revolution need external bankroll?The french revolution is a Palace revolution since it concerned only a conflit between bourgeoisie and the ex monarchic élite. This dichotomic struggle Versailles ( the site of an imperial center mainly in competition with Vienna )/Paris ( the place were industrialists and merchands lived ) taxed the