France's many revolutions and republics

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Unlike the American Revolution which fairly cleanly transitioned the United States from British rule to a republic, France's process of democratization was much longer and more painful. This tutorial gives a scaffold of that (and gives some context for the book/musical/movie "Les Miserables").

Les Miserables and France's many revolutions

VIDEO 11:03 minutes
Overview of early 19th century French history and context for Les Miserables