What caused the French Revolution? - Tom Mullaney

  • Опубликовано: 27 окт 2016
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    What rights do people have, and where do they come from? Who gets to make decisions for others, and on what authority? And how can we organize society to meet people’s needs? Tom Mullaney shows how these questions challenged an entire nation during the upheaval of the French Revolution.
    Lesson by Tom Mullaney, animation by Sashko Danylenko.

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  • Sarah Wells
    Sarah Wells 4 дня назад

    Where’s Marie Joseph Paul yech roch Gilbert motier Marquis De Lafayette??

  • Yolanda Johnson
    Yolanda Johnson 4 дня назад +1

    thank you for explaining it soooooo well!!!!! I've always found the French Revolution to be soooooo interesting!!!!!

  • Rex Light
    Rex Light 5 дней назад

    The reason of french revolution. "The rothschild family"

  • AsnBlox
    AsnBlox 6 дней назад +1

    Communism should had existed earlier.

  • Y Hu
    Y Hu 7 дней назад

    This is a modern construction of the French Revolution Myth.

  • Rey M
    Rey M 9 дней назад +2

    im here from assassin's creed unity

  • Ms.UP
    Ms.UP 12 дней назад

    Im the thousandth comment! Let them eat cake

  • Darth Vitiate
    Darth Vitiate 16 дней назад

    Revolutions might start well but then the nut bags come along and take things too far

  • Alice M.
    Alice M. 17 дней назад

    the tea at the end of the video

  • ExtraRiceGT
    ExtraRiceGT 18 дней назад

    Imagine a empire with no revoulutions

    This post was made by the Bourbon gang

  • Ana60448
    Ana60448 22 дня назад

    Excellent summary. Merci!

  • Pardon me are you Aaron burr sir
    Pardon me are you Aaron burr sir 25 дней назад

    A summary of the French Revolution
    Not enough baguette
    [current goal]
    _acquire the baguette_

  • Storm Attwell
    Storm Attwell 26 дней назад

    can you put the texst of this video in you explanation please?

  • Jack Barnes
    Jack Barnes Месяц назад


  • Natarajan Varshini
    Natarajan Varshini Месяц назад

    Change in tamil

  • Z R A
    Z R A Месяц назад

    We can make a religion out of this...

  • Mamoon Almanaseer
    Mamoon Almanaseer Месяц назад

    Nada qandar
    Abeer darweesh
    Thank you for the translation

  • Pravati Rout
    Pravati Rout Месяц назад

    plz can u express that hindi

  • Saem Mao
    Saem Mao Месяц назад


  • sweet candy
    sweet candy Месяц назад

    Why didn't any financial reforms pass? Who opposed them

  • Alondra Hernandez
    Alondra Hernandez Месяц назад +1

    I’m so thankful for Ted Ed it’s a fun and more interesting way of learning everything summed up i Pat attention at school but the stuff they say makes no sense and they don’t put the time into it to explain it but Ted Ed does it within less than 6 minutes

  • Anurag Bhatlawande
    Anurag Bhatlawande Месяц назад

    90% of the then French population died of hunger...

    And 10% of indigestion

  • Atasha Camama
    Atasha Camama Месяц назад

    Give it up for the America's fighting Frenchman! Lafayette

  • J K
    J K Месяц назад

    Moral of story? Government should cut taxes and spending during bad times. Also, inflation doesn't help. It's a shame France's downfall was due to them helping America achieve its independence.

  • Roi Nymphornithorynque
    Roi Nymphornithorynque 2 месяца назад

    3:50 before fleeing , there was an constitutionnal monarchy

  • Great Ima
    Great Ima 2 месяца назад +1

    I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing Roman calvary choirs are singing, be my mirror my sword and shield my missionaries in a foreign field....

  • Honey Cat
    Honey Cat 2 месяца назад

    Why are french people so salty? Because they lost the 7 years war

    DEEPRA BANERJEE 2 месяца назад

    Well Louis 16 was a able ruler he developed Paris he had gave then it's still intact roads , swear systems and buildings

  • Zoe Porphyrogenita
    Zoe Porphyrogenita 2 месяца назад

    Napoleon didn’t become Emperor until years had passed. Otherwise Beethoven would not have written the Eroica.

  • Zoe Porphyrogenita
    Zoe Porphyrogenita 2 месяца назад

    Beheaded for exercising his right of free transit. So much for Liberty!

  • Zoe Porphyrogenita
    Zoe Porphyrogenita 2 месяца назад

    France was so backward. Brittany was far more advanced socially and legally in the 800s than France was nearly 1000 years later.
    In England, the Breton master-of-all-trades Alan Rufus has already instituted progressive tax reforms in 1086 that required all aristocrats to pay their fair share of taxes (a slightly higher tax rate than smallholders). Then he created Parliament in 1089.
    Very soon after 1300, Brittany included representatives of the Third Estate in its equivalent of Parliament.

  • Roger Lee
    Roger Lee 2 месяца назад

    Right now a new revolution is going on in France

  • Aaaa Bbbb
    Aaaa Bbbb 2 месяца назад

    I’m sad

  • Sam Chain
    Sam Chain 2 месяца назад

    Why were the 2nd class dudes not pay taxes??? Pls answer

  • Kiel Hanson
    Kiel Hanson 2 месяца назад +1

    Britain. Not England

  • Sina Zarin
    Sina Zarin 2 месяца назад

    Why don't they eat cakes?

  • 21mjan
    21mjan 2 месяца назад

    super helpful thank uuu

  • Farnaz Sayyed
    Farnaz Sayyed 2 месяца назад +1

    I’m so glad he pronounced king Louis correctly
    Everyone else pronounces Lewis
    Sorry I’m a britisher

    • duckhatfedora
      duckhatfedora 2 месяца назад

      Peter, it's Lois how you doing honey?

  • Emperor Of Man
    Emperor Of Man 2 месяца назад


  • Mingkay Ming
    Mingkay Ming 2 месяца назад

    The music playing during the start of the revolution gets me XD

  • Mitchred99
    Mitchred99 2 месяца назад +1


  • zahir Ymeri
    zahir Ymeri 3 месяца назад

    very good

  • Humanso Tamblu
    Humanso Tamblu 3 месяца назад +1

    What I failed to learn whole year in 10th Standard , this animation taught me within 5 minutes.

  • Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith 3 месяца назад

    I'm not sure the idea that freedom is fundamental to human nature was an accurate view of reality. What's in human nature are things like hatred, fear, anger, a lust for power, and a desire for security. Freedom is not naturally occurring. The line that goes "man is born free but is everywhere in chains" is a rather foolish statement, and it's sad that it is. Man is born into the chains of dependency.

  • ya boi boi
    ya boi boi 3 месяца назад

    did you forget lafayette?

  • Magdalene Ama
    Magdalene Ama 3 месяца назад


  • Fernando Valdez
    Fernando Valdez 3 месяца назад

    0:37. That’s where you are sort of wrong. The enlightenment was supported, but so was Catholicism. In fact the priest who brought back Catholicism to France, William Joseph Chaminade, was welcomed with open arms by the common Frenchman.

  • Chelsea Mooncat
    Chelsea Mooncat 4 месяца назад

    This youtube video taught me more than my college professor

  • Gabrielle
    Gabrielle 4 месяца назад

    I don't really like The French Revolution, but this video made it so much easier for me to understand the chronological order of the events.

  • Arzun Arif
    Arzun Arif 4 месяца назад

    Please add Bulgarian subtitles. These videos are interesting and useful and I want my students to see and understand them.

  • sarthak rautela
    sarthak rautela 4 месяца назад

    The templars caused it.

  • Louella Mahabir
    Louella Mahabir 4 месяца назад

    Merci beaucoup ted 😁

  • Mga Performance Tasks Ko
    Mga Performance Tasks Ko 4 месяца назад

    Do you hear the people sing?

  • Fernando Valdez
    Fernando Valdez 4 месяца назад

    Promote human freedom along with tradition and religion and you get a great society.

    • 長野雅俊
      長野雅俊 2 месяца назад

      Still far from perfect tho

  • Edyson Classified
    Edyson Classified 4 месяца назад

    Progress demands blood and sacrifice.

  • Roman Castaingts
    Roman Castaingts 4 месяца назад

    The "next Republic formed" was the 2nd french Republic in 1848, not 1871. This was the 3rd. Nicely summarised and drawn though! ;)

  • BelleSeaStone BASSGUARD
    BelleSeaStone BASSGUARD 5 месяцев назад

    I still don't understand who I am and which ones are still fighting and why??
    What if I am parts evenly between ALLLLLLL .... ???

  • lawmaker22
    lawmaker22 5 месяцев назад +1

    nowdays kids can learn so much easier from videos like these...God bless internet, we just need to keep goverments far from it

  • ApesLover1
    ApesLover1 5 месяцев назад

    just be clear the clergy was part of the first estate and nobles were part of the second estate
    and another point the peasants didn't give the tax money to the king it was collected but he first estate whom who pocketed the money which is why the crown wasn't receiving any of the tax revenue leading to more of the financial crisis

  • iNc0g Nit0
    iNc0g Nit0 5 месяцев назад

    Where are the assassins

  • Cheryl Swaan
    Cheryl Swaan 5 месяцев назад

    Thank you so much!! I have been looking for an explanation for this revolution for ages. This was so clear and it helped a lot.

  • je cherche l'or du temps
    je cherche l'or du temps 5 месяцев назад


  • anil6376
    anil6376 5 месяцев назад

    Can you please include subtitle in English

  • kameron steel
    kameron steel 5 месяцев назад

    The questions remain the same because people and greed is more prevalent than ever. These are the things that will cause the end not just the revolution the very end

  • Kim Matavia
    Kim Matavia 5 месяцев назад

    Narrator: 1780

  • Ashley Wong
    Ashley Wong 5 месяцев назад

    This was posted on my eleventh bday woahhh

  • HyperLegion Gaming
    HyperLegion Gaming 6 месяцев назад +1

    Hi there I’m a dog

  • Nihaal Manjrekar
    Nihaal Manjrekar 6 месяцев назад

    " Let Them Eat Bread "

  • Rory O'Connor
    Rory O'Connor 6 месяцев назад

    Excellent video.

  • Alex Ibarra
    Alex Ibarra 6 месяцев назад

    Sound like modern America

    • Vasting
      Vasting 2 месяца назад

      most americans aren't poor.

  • Mellania Yustica
    Mellania Yustica 6 месяцев назад

    Can you add for Indonesian language too? :((

  • Georgina Wily
    Georgina Wily 6 месяцев назад

    Hey you could make a religion out of this

  • Baskaran Ravikumar
    Baskaran Ravikumar 6 месяцев назад

    Now it’s the Multinational companies have absolute power over the people

  • DYZ.G Comment
    DYZ.G Comment 6 месяцев назад

    4:40 You can make a religi---- no don't.

  • farglory77
    farglory77 6 месяцев назад

    La révolution n'est que le déclin de la France

  • Lee Morris
    Lee Morris 6 месяцев назад

    A tragic clog in the wheel of commerce, not quite at ease yet, not with fuelling the nation’s still domineered by chemical industries and nuclear. The giants foot has shifted to conglomerate takeovers. An influx of immigrants is sure to be next to test the resolve of what competing forces can bear the weight of. 50,000 a year should see some serious rearranging taking shape.

  • United State of Zionism
    United State of Zionism 6 месяцев назад


  • Sanga Waldron
    Sanga Waldron 7 месяцев назад

    Yo ! If we catch Donald trying to escape to Russia , can we cut his head off 😳

  • Jökull Ari Haraldsson
    Jökull Ari Haraldsson 7 месяцев назад

    pretty sure it was cause of a volcano on iceland, among other things

  • Tom
    Tom 7 месяцев назад

    This is a reductionist video about the French revolution not a video about its causes.

  • Zubeir Woozeer
    Zubeir Woozeer 7 месяцев назад

    am I the only one who couldn't concentrate on what he was saying bc I got distracted by La Marseillaise? I was legit mouthing the words along to it and couldn't focusssss 😂

  • Human Being
    Human Being 7 месяцев назад +2

    COMPLETELY WRONG!!!! the free masons orchestrated the whole thing in revenge for the death of their leader Demalay

  • Algerian Prophet
    Algerian Prophet 7 месяцев назад

    Could have just made deals with the people instead of suppressing them as a first reaction.

  • Anushka Singh
    Anushka Singh 7 месяцев назад

    Ask that Indian student from 9 th class....what all we have to go through. Rattaficating this chapter...!! Not an easy task

  • Mark Toledo
    Mark Toledo 7 месяцев назад

    This video and AC Unity taught me more about French Revolution than all of my classes

  • André Brasil
    André Brasil 7 месяцев назад +1


  • Cathy A
    Cathy A 7 месяцев назад

    Do you hear the people sing

  • Dragosh Dragos
    Dragosh Dragos 7 месяцев назад

    King louis wasn't the figure of constitutional monarchy, he was the figure of absolut monarchy!!!! CORECT THIS

  • jerrij4242
    jerrij4242 7 месяцев назад


  • mcauslandrory
    mcauslandrory 7 месяцев назад

    Long running war with Britain not England. Not the same thing

  • canicheenrage
    canicheenrage 7 месяцев назад

    Almost caricatural presentation of the revolution. Laughable.

  • Scubar Diveshop
    Scubar Diveshop 7 месяцев назад

    let's not forget how terribly violent this revolution was and just how many innocent people lost their lives over ideology.

  • Varrel
    Varrel 7 месяцев назад

    The templars

  • Clothed Ape
    Clothed Ape 7 месяцев назад

    Not that long ago and when people are pushed to the limit and motivated, it could happen again to the same type of people!

  • raph
    raph 7 месяцев назад +1

    Okay some small correction the king wasn’t a tyrant he was just not into politics and if anything he was too flexible making him surrender at the first push of resistance and thus the needed reforms to the regime were not pushed forward as if Louis had lived a 100 years earlier he would have been an excellent monarch and the first war against Prussia and Austria was declared by France and Britain declared war for them threatening the Austrian Netherlands so at the begging it wasn’t to stop the revolution it was a anormal war. Austria trying to defend the HRE princes that were under threat as the monarchs at the beginning didn’t wanted to actively restore the monarchy a lot of them couldn’t care less

  • Absolute Mad Lad
    Absolute Mad Lad 7 месяцев назад

    Robisperre did nothing wrong.

  • Shadow Math
    Shadow Math 7 месяцев назад

    Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité.

  • Rob Zwit
    Rob Zwit 7 месяцев назад

    I like the way "la marseillaise" was played as a background music.

  • 21flores lizviolet
    21flores lizviolet 7 месяцев назад

    French Revolution? It reminds me of *Les Miserables*

  • Artsy Me
    Artsy Me 7 месяцев назад

    Did you forget Lafayette?
    Have you an ounce of regret?