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    of France and England, the monarchy ruled supreme for centuries. Each monarchy encased its own individual characteristics, but it also shared several specific traits. The monarchy varied from king to king, but in general both countries were ran the same way with each passing king. In the end, it will be clear to see that though they have both have their differences. Maybe their countries were more alike than we thought. The largest difference between the two monarchies, is at the base of it. In

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    Collapse of the French Monarchy

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    Why did the French Monarchy collapse in 1792? In order to begin to answer this question it is necessary to first return to the Estates General of 1789. Although the body had not been convened since 1641, over 150 years prior, Louis XVI was not prepared to allow for any significant change in procedure; in November of 1788, the king had granted double representation for the Third Estate but also upheld voting by orders. Under such a system, the first and second estates had the happy fortune to be

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    The revolution resulted, among other things, in the overthrow of the Bourbon monarchy in France and in the establishment of the First Republic. It was generated by a vast complex of causes, the most important of which were the inability of the ruling classes of nobility, clergy, and bourgeoisie to come to grips with the problems of state, the indecisive nature of the monarch, impoverishment of the workers, the intellectual ferment of the Age of Enlightenment, and the example of the American Revolution

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    The French Monarchy

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    The French Monarchy J. B. Bossuet wrote that there are four essential characteristics of an absolute monarchy. They are, "First, royal authority is sacred. Second, it is paternal. Third, it is absolute. And fourth, it is subject to reason." These four features of absolutism can bee observed in the Bourbon Dynasty of France. The reigns of Henry IV and Louis XIV proved repeatedly that Bossuet's statement truly reflected absolute monarchy. Each of Bossuet's four ideas on absolute monarchy

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    The French Revolution was a civil revolt that broke out in France against the absolute monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church, which lasted from 1789-1799. This resulted in the establishment of France as a republic, democratic government and caused the Roman Catholic Church’s necessity, as well as its power to be questioned. The French Revolution ended the thousand-year rule of the monarchy in France and began when King Louis XVI gathered representatives from the 3 social groups called the Clergy

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    Commercial Warfare

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    Commercial Warfare In the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, continuing through Madison’s term, the United States initiated a policy to retaliate against the seizure of ships by the British and French. These three dominant nations entered a period between 1806-1810, known as Commercial Warfare. The Commercial War was a response by Americans to maintain their right of neutral commerce. The Acts by the United States, the Decrees by the powerful Napoleon I, and the Parliamentary orders, throughout

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    WHY MONARCHY SHOULD BE ABOLISHED “The King must die so that the country can live”. With this strong sentence the French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre expressed his opinion about this absurdity that we use to call monarchy. The monarchy is an historical tyranny that should be abolished now, and replaced by the true government of the people, the republic. Why you, citizen, can’t live in the same palaces than the king? Why you, worker with full rights “in theory”, should pay the dinners and

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    systematically excluded from the aristocracy and the workings of government. France was a stronghold of the dying feudal-influenced monarchy system, in which the king declared himself an absolute monarch with the divine right to rule as awarded to his bloodline from God. Because of the works of the Enlightenment, commoners were growing more aware of this abusive monarchy-peasant relationship and, consequently, less inclined to accept the royal rule from Versailles (Brainard). Meanwhile, in 1756

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    In northern Europe after the Middle Ages, monarchies began to build the foundations of their countries that are still in affect today. During the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries these “New Monarchs” made many relevant changes in their nations. During the middle of the fifteenth century Europe was affected by war and rebellion, which weakened central governments. As the monarchies attempted to develop into centralized governments once again, feudalism’s influence was lessened. This “new”

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    Montesquieu's Greatest Mark on Philosophy

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    Doubtless, if Montesquieu were forced to choose a favorite mathematical formula, he would pick the average function. For even among the great thinkers of the French Enlightenment, the baron de Montesquieu stands out as an especially impassioned advocate for moderation. Montesquieu, of course, left his greatest mark on the philosophy of the governance through his great work The Spirit of the Laws. Though certainly his earlier work The Persian Letters sowed the seeds of many of the ideas featured

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