In reading Peter McPhee’s book The French Revolution 1789 – 1799 he makes the argument that as he put it ;…creating the environment within which capitalist industry and agriculture would thrive.;1 There are two ways in which the revolution created this environment,first by maximizing the capital in which the merchants, manufacturers and farmers would have to spend to fuel this new economy.The way in which the facilitated this was to abolish the tithe, feudal dues, and tolls on internal trade, and to set up a laissez-faire and laissez-passer economy.The second way is by making resources cheap and available to all.In an agrarian society like France was in the years of the revolution the only resource you need is land, and this was made available trough the taking and selling of church lands, and through the clearing of forest and expansion into the wastelands. All of theses helped ;created the institutional foundations on which capitalism could thrive.;2 Furthermore, help jump-start the industrial revolution, which had already started in the north of England and was soon to start in the United States.
France during the 1780’s was a seigneurialism economy in which the king and the nobles acquired their wealth.Placing a burden of the taxation firmly on the shoulders of the peasantry and the rising bourgeois.Many cities were ringed by wall not for protection, but to limit the access to the city so a toll could be collected on goods entering the city.3 This was not only just a hindrance to the movement of goods.The toll made almost did not promote a laissez-passer and national market.Besides this inconvenient of the toll system in the large cities of France the rural peasantry have tithe placed on their crops.
In the countryside the church draw its vast wealth from the rural peasantry, which worked the land, upon which the Catholic Churched owned.The Church owned up to ten per cent of t…

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