Rue Meslay and Revolutionaries from around the World
Before the Revolution, and partly out of strategy, Louis XVI welcomed revolutionaries to his kingdom who were forced to leave their own country. Paris thus hosted the diaspora of Dutch, Genevan, Polish, Italian and Belgian patriots. When the Revolution broke out in 1789, they did not remain inactive, but participated, for example, in the storming of the Bastille, and an important deputy like Mirabeau could even count on the help of several Dutch assistants! Afterwards, the Revolution in Paris seemed to present a universal revolutionary utopia. Consequently, the French capital attracted those who hoped to bring freedom to the entire world.
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