- Written by Mithun Bhattacharya
- Parent Category: 18th Century History Articles
- Category: Guest Authors
The French Revolution was one of the greatest socio-political upheavals of European and World history. So dramatic was the event that its tremors can still occasionally be felt. In the popular imagination, the magical figure of 1789 conjures up conflicting images of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity alongside the tricoteuse and guillotine, and of a revolution that offered individual choice and freedom. From the time it started, until a decade, the revolutionaries brought many changes into France. The old French monarchy was removed from power, the social order of l’ancien regime was overturned and then a transformation of France’s religious institutions took place.
- Written by Francis Parkman
- Parent Category: Military History
- Category: Military History: French and Indian War
1745-1755 The Combatants
The latter half of the reign of George II. was one of the most prosaic periods in English history. The civil wars and the Restoration had had their enthusiasms, religion and liberty on one side, and loyalty on the other; but the old fires declined when William III. came to the throne, and died to ashes under the House of Hanover. Loyalty lost half its inspiration when it lost the tenet of the divine right of kings; and nobody could now hold that tenet with any consistency except the defeated and despairing Jacobites.
Before the 18th century, Russia was considered a part of Europe only by courtesy. Hemmed in by Sweden on the Baltic and the Ottoman Empire on the Black sea, the country had no warm water ports. Archangel on the White Sea was its only outlet to the West. Consequently, there was little trade. Beside the physical separation, Russia was separated by the customs and cultural adherence to Eastern cultural and political traditions. During the 18th century, the Russian Empire became a Political power. This became possible because of Peter the Great. His accomplishments forced the West to take notice.
- Written by Citizens of Mecklenburg County
- Parent Category: Political Documents
- Category: Documents of the American Revolution
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