The meeting of the estate general was called for the first time since 1614. Louisville XVI had called it to solves the states financial problems. The third estate was unfairly represented so the higher estates increased taxes. Which later caused revolt.
The rise of napoleon and creation of an empire
1789 - 1804
Napoleon had risen through the ranks in the military. He had then started to conquered the French. Some people believed in him. He had created the lasting napoleon code
The tennis court oath
June 20, 1789 - 1791
The third estates revolt was not as important in the beginning. Later got evicted, but found a empty tennis court. This is where they took an oath to never separate till a constitution is established.
The storming of the bastille
The storming of bastille was a significant occurrence. It had been a symbol of power for the monarchs. The storming had led the monarchs to take the third estate more seriously which succeeded. They also had many weapons in it.
The reign of terror
Sep 5, 1793 - July 28, 1794
Simply put the French who did not support revolution exiled by guillotine or other methods.
Napoleon’s Empire Collapses
After the retreat of Russia napoleons rule had weakened. Due to most of his army died or left behind. This came across to other countries to attack. This led to his collapse and exile.
The Congress of Vienna
November 1814 - June 1815
After napoleons exile from France the great powers decided to come together. They talked many topics main one concerning territory. They had all agreed except Spain.