The French Revolution

The French Revolution Washington District of Columbia


Stock #: 235796
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia (DC)
Publisher: The Maximum Card Collection
Postmark: 1989 Jul-14
PM City: Washington
PM State: DC
Stamp: 45c
Philatelic Notes: Frech Revolution
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

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No.89-20. The French Revolution was started by the French aristocracy, which wanted to bend the monarchy to its own will. However, the nobility sought only to improve its own position. It had little concern for the welfare of the common people. Soon, a movement made up of commoners rose against the entire privileged class. This movement held forth hope for a democratic administration that would be free of the political bigotry and corruption that poisoned the old regime. These people stormed the Bastille, a Parisian prison, on July 14, 1789. A hated symbol of the oppression of the French people, the Bastille was conquered, and the following day, the people began to demolish the prison. To this day, the fall of the Bastille is commemorated in France with the same patriotism Americans impart on Independence Day celebrations in the United States. Fittingly, the stamp featured on this Maximum Card was issued on Bastille Dy in Washington, D.C., in honor of the 200th anniversary of the fall of the Bastille
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