Q. 94.1( 21 Votes )

Explain the turmoil in France while the National Assembly was busy at Versailles.

Answer :

While the National Assembly was busy at Versailles drafting the constitution, the rest of France seethed with turmoil in the following ways.

a. A severe winter had meant a bad harvest, insulting in rising price of bread thus, the situation was exploited by bakers and hoarded supplies. Angry women stormed into the shops after standing for long hours in bakery queues.


b. The army was ordered by the king to more into the city. There were rumours that army would be ordered to open fire upon the citizens. Thousands of agitated people gathered and decided to form a militia.


c. They broke into a number of government building in search of arms. They destroyed the prison of Bastille on 14 July 1789.


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