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History of France
Who were Louis and Marie antoniette in Bastille day?
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What culture was Bastille Day originated?
Bastille Day is the French national holiday, celebrated on July 14th each year In the late 1780s France was ruled by a corrupt aristocracy. The country was in terrible shape. A group of Parisians got together on July 14, 1789, and stormed the Bastille prison, releasing the seven prisoners inside. On July 16, King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette fled to Versailles for safety. The storming of the Bastille marked the beginning of the French Revolution. Bastille Day was proclaimed a French national holiday in 1880 and in 1848 the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" was reinstated.
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Who celebrates Bastille Day as their Independence Day?
What was Louis XIV doing while the storming of the Bastille?
Did Louis XIV cause an army to march against the citizens of Paris on Bastille Day?