Is there any way someone could pm me their completed IRP so I know what I'm supposed to be doing istg I won't copy off it. I'm doing mine on Spanish royalty. Please help. I don't know where to start or what the presentation is supposed to entail
for the presentation would u recommend bullet pointing things underneath each title or actually writing out whole sentences or doing bullet points but with the majority of the slide being filled with pictures
Mine's French which probably won't be of any use so I translated it to English for you: My overall grade was A and only 4 marks off an A* :') - My advice is just to get as much context in as possible, and make sure it's all linked to Spanish royalty. Research and learn the background of key words that the examiner could ask you about. Get as many complex structures as you can in there too I assume I won't get into trouble for posting my IRP? Not sure if there are any rules against it since I've finished A-levels.
What were the main causes of the French Revolution?
In the 17th and 18th centuries, France was ruled by an absolutist government, characterised by its corruption and injustice. The king held all the power of the country under an outdated feudal system: composed of the clergy, the nobility, and the third estate - the rest of the people. The aristocrats and monarchy were well known for their extravagant living standards - despite France being over-indebted, due to Louis XV's spending on the Seven Years' War and Louis XVI's support for the United States and their battle for independence against England. Louis XVI's response to this debt was one of the most important factors that led to the Revolution: new taxes imposed on the Third Estate, but nothing for the nobility, nor the clergy.
The size - a tax which already existed under the Old Regime - was hated, because the high society was exonerated and the third estate had to pay all the taxes, whereas it had the least resources.
Another trigger for the Revolution was the 18th century Enlightenment philosophers - such as Voltaire and Rousseau - who championed ideas of freedom, placing them above more traditional and religious values.
In addition, the peasants suffered a lot because of successive bad harvests. It therefore became more and more difficult to pay the taxes which continued to increase. This gave impetus to the people to revolt, especially as their demands for reform were always ignored because of the structure of the Estates General - an assembly of representatives from each of the three states. Although making up 98% of the population, the Third Estate held only one vote in the assembly: as many as the representatives of the clergy and nobility, despite their minority proportions. Any proposed reform thus had no chance of succeeding, as the aristocracy always voted to maintain their privileges.
The third estate therefore realised that it had to take more and more extreme measures, because their anger was not heard.