The ‘Municipal Revolution’, 1789
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Overthrow of AR forms of municipal government in most major urban centres . Power passed either to a rev committee or was shared between a committee and delegates of the former municipality . The new bodies maintained order through some form of 'bourgeois militia' (later , Nat Guard) . The earliest major example was at Marseille in Feb 1789 , though most other change-overs occurred in the wake of the political crisis of July 1789 . The Constit Ass . introduced the elective system and regulated forms of local government from Dec 1789 .