Describe the legacy of the French Revolution for the people of the world.
Ideologically, the impact of the French Revolution on the world was immense.
It is stated in the following points :
- The ideas of liberty and democratic rights were the most important legacy of the French Revolution. These ideas spread from France to the rest of Europe during the 19th century, where feudal systems were abolished.
- Colonised people in Africa, Asia and Latin America reworked the idea of freedom from bondage into their movements to create a sovereign nation.
- The French Revolution led to the end of monarchy in France. A society based on privileges gave way to a new system of governance.
- The idea that all individual had rights and could claim equality before law became part of new idea in politics, but in different countries they were interpreted in different ways.
Tipu Sultan and Raja Rammohan Roy are two Indians who were very much influenced by the revolution in France.