The Bastille was a fortress-prison located in Paris, France that played a significant role in the French Revolution. The Bastille was built in the 14th century as a defensive fortress and later used as a state prison where people were held without trial or due process.
On July 14, 1789, a group of Parisians stormed the Bastille, marking the beginning of the French Revolution. The storming of the Bastille was a symbol of the people’s anger and frustration towards the monarchy and the aristocracy, who were seen as oppressive and out of touch with the needs of the common people.
The fall of the Bastille was a key event in the French Revolution and is celebrated as France’s national holiday, Bastille Day, on July 14th each year. The storming of the Bastille represented the overthrow of the old regime and the beginning of a new era of democracy and freedom in France.
Today, the site of the Bastille is marked by a monument called the July Column, which was erected in memory of the Revolution of 1830. The Bastille has also become a symbol of freedom and revolution, inspiring movements for democracy and human rights around the world.
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