There are a lot of social and political effects such as the use of metric system, a shift from absolutism to republicanism, nationalism and the belief the country belongs to the people not to one sole ruler. Also after the Revolution occupations were open to all male applicants allowing the most ambitious and successful to succeed. Same goes for the military because instead of army rankings being based on class they were now based on caliber. The French Revolution also inspired many other repressed working class people of other countries to began their own revolutions. Elections, representative government and constitutions were now all a garmented part of France's government and their national flag was also permanently changed to the one it is now. Slavery was also abolished and most importantly the revolutionary idea of "if only a people tried they could ultimately reorganise society as they saw fit" became popular.