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French Revolution in 9 Minutes

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The French Revolution was fueled by a longstanding divide between the disenfranchised working class and the wealthy clergy and nobility. 00:07

  2. In 1791, a fearful King Louis XVI and his wife, Marie Antoinette, fled to the Austrian border disguised as servants. They were recognized and caught, however. 04:29

  3. During the Reign of Terror, Robespierre and the Jacobins executed thousands of anti-revolutionaries. 07:12