The French Revolution was an event of fundamental importance for the people of France as well as rest of the world. In France the revolution established the political supremacy of the middle class. Bulk of the landed property was transferred to the peasantry. A new era of social equality was started in France with the abolition of the feudal system. Monarchy was abolished and France became a republic. In Asia and Africa there were struggles for Independence inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution. In India we had Tipu Sultan and Raja Rammohan Roy who were inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution. The twentieth century marked the liberation of almost all the countries of Asia and Africa that had been under colonial rule for centuries.