The treaty of westphalia created a colony of freedom in Europe, where did Europe get it wrong that made the eruption of 1789 and beyond inevitable
The wider European society widely embraced political and cultural debate in the late 18th century. A growing number of transnational elites and audiences resulted in Paris replacing Versailles as the cultural and intellectual center. In addition to these social changes was the rapidly growing French population, making it Europe’s most populous estate. Population growth happened concurrently with inefficient agricultural methods, leading to decades of poor harvests, drought, cattle disease, unemployment, regressive tax systems and inability of the French government under Louis XVI to adequately finance government debt, resulting in economic depression and depletion of royal coffers. This inevitably led to the eruption of 1789 and beyond, termed the French Revolution.