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In this blog we will talk about the French Revolution and the diseases that the french people suffer during this time and also we are going to explain how it affect in society, politics and economy.

French Revolution

Was a period of radical social and political upheaval in France that had a lasting impact on French history and more broadly throughout Europe. The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed within three years. French society underwent an epic transformation, as feudal, aristocratic and religious privileges evaporated under a sustained assault from radical left-wing political groups, masses on the streets, and peasants in the countryside. Old ideas about tradition and hierarchy regarding monarchs, aristocrats, and the Catholic Church were abruptly overthrown by new principles of liberty, equality and fraternity. The royal houses across Europe were horrified and led a countercrusade that by 1814 had restored the old monarchy, but many major reforms became permanent. So too did antagonisms between the supporters and enemies of the Revolution, who fought it out politically over the next two centuries.

Diseases during the French Revolution

The main diseases during the French Revolution were:

Tuberculosis: It is an infectious disease caused by mycrobacteria. Typically attacks the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Kills more than 50% of those so infected. 

Intestinal Infections: The intestinal infections are caused by a virus, might be because of bacterias or parasites, these attack the gastrointestinal tract.

Smallpox: The smallpox is caused by two virus: Variola major, Variola Minor.

Pulmonary Infections: The lungs weaken.

Effects in society, economy and politics




Smallpox was the reason of death for over 15-30% of the population on that times 

People in the government also get infected, so they had to get the solutions to help the people


The economy fall and the employees too, because many people had smallpox, so they stop working 




It changed the live of people, many of the population died, because there were no medicines to help them.

People demanded the government to get the cures to help them, because they didn't want to die 


Most of the employees had tuberculosis, so they stop working, so the companies fall with the economy.

Map of France

Mind Map


Team Members:

- Luis Rady                A01281624
- Ivan Valero             A01281658
- Sergio Elizondo       A01281601
- Mauricio Ruiz          A01281669
- Francisco Alonso     A01281684


Wikipedia. "French Revolution." French Revolution. Wikimedia Foundation, 2013. Web. 14 Apr. 2013. <>.

Mijael Blanco, Sarah C.C. "Health & Diseases Blog: Historical Perspective - French Revolution." Health & Diseases Blog: Historical Perspective - French Revolution. Blogspot, 13 Apr. 2012. Web. 14 Apr. 2013. <>.

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