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Although it failed to achieve all of its goals and at times turned violent, the French Revolution played a critical role in shaping modern nations by showing the world the power inherent in the will of the people. Comment.

Topic: History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.

2. Although it failed to achieve all of its goals and at times turned violent, the French Revolution played a critical role in shaping modern nations by showing the world the power inherent in the will of the people. Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the impact of French Revolution on modern politics.

Directive word: 

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context about French Revolution of 1789.

Body:

In the first part, mention the goals French Revolution and how it was not able to achieve its all goals as well its other limitations like violence, restoring of monarchy etc.

Next, in detail, write the impact created by the French Revolution on the modern world history – constitutionalism, end of feudalism, ideals of the French revolution, inspiring further revolutions etc. Also, mention the impact of French Revolution on India.

Conclusion:

Summarise by emphasising on the impact of the revolution.