Storming of the Bastille starting the French Revolution of 1789

Two centuries and 28 years have passed after the great French Revolution of 1789 in which the workers captured the government and executed the king. It was a popular uprising against the absolute power of the king and against the privileges and wealth of the elite, and was focussed in the name of liberty, equality and fraternity. It gave a new identity to the citizen.

The Bastille fort which was a mark of the authority of the king was stormed on 14th July 1789, which was the starting of the French Revolution.

Of course, the revolution could not continue for long and collapsed. But the slogan of ‘Liberty, Equality and Fraternity’ raised in the Revolution became a slogan of the entire world.
It inspired many generations of people all over the world.

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