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  •  On the grandest scale (0+ / 0-)

    The French Revolution was a smashing success.  The modern world as it is would be simply inconceivable without it.  We'd still be under the "divine right of kings".  It was 1789 France that put an end to that as an impregnable regime for the entire world.

    "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." ~Frederick Douglass

    by ActivistGuy on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 11:59:05 AM PST

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    •  I do agree with this (0+ / 0-)

      The American revolution was the first to successfully challenge the right of Kings to rule, and introduced democratic government (of a sort), but alas the American colonies were a faraway backwater that most people never heard of and didn't give two shits about.

      But FRANCE was the superpower of its time, right in the heart of Europe--and when the King there fell, it spelled doom for feudalism all throughout Europe.

      The French Revolution really changed the world, in a way that others did not (though of course the Russian Revolution tried).

      In the end, reality always wins.

      by Lenny Flank on Sun Feb 02, 2014 at 12:44:29 PM PST

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