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The French Revolution was one of the most important events in history. Its goal was to bring democracy, or rule by the people, to France. It did not exactly achieve its goal, but the ideas of the Revolution affected people for many years to come. It caused the world to think differently about governments and human rights.\n\nWe can learn about the main themes of the revolution and its intense drama by reading the stories of three of its key players. Beware. Not all of them will survive the revolution with their head.