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Les Sans Culotte of the French Revolution.

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In the French Revolution, the sans-culottes "(without culottes)," were radical left-wing partisans of the lower classes; typically urban laborers, which dominated France. Though ill-clad and ill-equipped, they made up the bulk of the Revolutionary army during the early years of the French Revolution. The appellation refers to the fashionable culottes (silk knee-breeches) of the moderate bourgeois revolutionaries, as distinguished from the working class who traditionally wore trousers.

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Sans-culottes vs. culottes

Louis Alexandre Eustache Loursay: Les Incroyables (Muscadins).