Maps Before and After the French Revolution

Due to al-Tikriti’s request, I decided to search for the before and after maps depicting the change in the organization of France.

This shows how France was divided and had no means of unification because of the way in which they were divided into larger “territories”. Through the territories, people didn’t identify as a nation because they felt no connection to the concept and felt tied to the specific territory in which they lived.

This map is an exceptional representation of how France, after the French Revolution, was able to eliminate the larger “territories” and break them into Departments that drove those living in France to identify as a Frenchman rather than (for example) a Bretagne.

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Second Image

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