The French Revolution of 1789 deposed the ancien regime.
In France today, the storming of the Bastille is commemorated as a national holiday. Bastille Day marks its 14 July 1789 anniversary.
The fall of this citadel to feudal power, located in the heart of Paris, is emblematic of the revolution.
BELOW: The Capitol building in Washington DC shrouded by smoke (tear gas) on 6 Jan 2021