The French National Assemblly
The monarchy has been overthrown, the Bastille prison has been stormed, over 500 peasants have declared a new constitution on a tennis court, and all of France is in dire political chaos.
In the midst of this madness and mayhem, the National Assembly will convene.
In this exciting, fast-paced Joint Crisis Committee, we welcome both monarchs and revolutionaries to stand side by side and determine the fate of the nation. It won’t be easy. The monarchs are publicly hated and the revolutionaries are wild and violent. Great uncertainty dawns upon the nation.
Delegates, this is the turning point of the French Revolution. Will the monarchy be able to restore its kingdom, or will the world see a radically new nation-state emerge?
The answer to this question, the rights of the people and the fate of an entire country lie in your hands.
Are you up for the challenge?
WHY CHOOSE THIS COMMITTEE?
The French Revolution is more relevant than ever today, posing questions we are still trying to answer today, all around the world:
Is violence a legitimate form of protest?
What does it take to establish a legitimate state?
Can one guarantee equality?
How do you prevent the concentration of power in the hands of the few?
We hope to find the answers with you in this committee. We expect you to think creatively and on your feet, and speak confidently to uphold the ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity. You can expect this committee to be exciting, fast-paced and engaging.
The French Revolution brought about new ideas, new politics and a new way of life -- but it failed to establish a stable state under democratic control. It ended as it began: under an absolute King and with inadequate rights to the people of France.
Today, you get the chance to rewrite that history.