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Discuss the significance of the following to the french Revolution:

a)the Bastille
b)the c o c k a d e
c)the Marseillaise

The Bastille was a former fortress-prison in Paris, France which was built between 1370 and 1383. It was in use a prison and became a central point in the French Revolution. It was known as Bastille Saint-Antoine.

The C o c k a d e was a rosette and or ribbon worn as a badge, typically on a hat. The Black c o c k a d e represented Anti-revolutionary aristocracies. The Green c o c k a d e represented the color of hope. The Tricolor c o c k a d e represented the symbol of the Revolution, shortly after the Bastille fell. The white
c o c k a d e represented French aremy or Royalist.

the Marseillaise was the french National anthem written in Stasbourg in 1792 by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, a captain in the French revolutionary army. Its original name was "War song of the army of the Rhine" Its present name derives from its poularity with army units from Mersialles, the first to sing it in Paris.

please add anything I'm missing,thanks.

  • Socials -

    It's good -- but you didn't tell why the Bastille became a central point in the French Revolution.

    The Bastille was a prison and represented the king's strength. A whole bunch of people attacked the Bastille to show their rebellion against the king. This storming of the Bastille marked the beginning of the French Revolution.

    You have good answers for the other two terms.

    Please, Sara, take five minutes to hear and see the words of "Les Marseillaise." It's the most stirring national anthem I've ever heard. In fact, although I've visited France several times, I'd like to go next summer to be in Paris on Bastille Day (their independence day) and hear "Les Marseillaise" in person on the Champs d'Elysees.

  • Socials -

    thank you so much Ms. Sue. Also you are absolutely right about France's national anthem, it is magnificent.

  • Socials -

    You're very welcome, Sara. :-)

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