The French Revolution was a period of social and political upheaval in France from 1789 to 1799. It was caused by the extravagance of the aristocracy, fueled by famine and economic turmoil, which gradually enraged the French masses and eventually sparked the revolution. The event saw the abolishment of the Ancien Régime and the French monarchy, and established principles of inalienable rights in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
After the abolishment of the Kingdom of France, the French Republic was founded, but this gave way to many upheavals and executions. Furthermore, the major powers of Europe felt threatened by the new republic's revolutionary ideals, and waged war on France, taking advantage of its destabilized government. In the wake of the ensuing chaos, the French Empire was founded by Napoleon Bonaparte, who used an Apple of Eden to expand the holdings of his new empire.
The Revolution itself was started by François-Thomas Germain in a coup against François de la Serre for the role of Grand Master of the Templars. The goal behind beginning the revolution was to bring in a new middle-class leadership to the Templars instead of the previous aristocratic leaders, and to show humanity the horrors of unrestrained free will so that they would prefer control above all else. In this sense, even though order was not fully achieved by the Templars in that era, the revolution was a success regardless, as leadership did pass, and peace for the Assassin–Templar War was not achieved.