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Old 11-15-2017, 06:17 PM
 
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Though it occurred around the same time as the American Revolution, it's ultimate result was the opposite of the American Revolution. Whereas the Americans beat the British first in the Revolutionary War and again in the War of 1812, the French eventually ended up with Napoleon as Emperor, and, after he was beaten, they ended up with a monarchy again for decades.

Why did the French Revolution, which appears, in some ways, to be what Marx suggested we do in his Communist Manifesto (Didn't Marx know of the French Revolution and how it tried what he said and failed?) and what the SJW's suggest we do today, fail?

Meanwhile, the American Revolution, instigated by supposedly irredeemably rich white racist slaveholders, succeed and create a Republic that, at least in part, is still standing despite the efforts of the British and even the globalist enemies from within our government?
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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People were seduced by the cult of Napoleon (who turned out not to be what he appeared) whereas the American Revolution was not really a 1-person revolution. Even George Washington was just one of several Founding Fathers.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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People were seduced by the cult of Napoleon (who turned out not to be what he appeared) whereas the American Revolution was not really a 1-person revolution. Even George Washington was just one of several Founding Fathers.
Napoleon didn't instigate the French Revolution, the Estates General did, ironically after the king had just reinstated it after it being disbanded for decades.

(BTW, on a side note, do you think there are any parallels between Napoleon Bonaparte and Donald Trump?)
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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That's true, but Napoleon extended it and turned it into a cult of himself.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:34 PM
 
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Freedom from an overbearing, over taxing King.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Napoleon didn't instigate the French Revolution, the Estates General did, ironically after the king had just reinstated it after it being disbanded for decades.

(BTW, on a side note, do you think there are any parallels between Napoleon Bonaparte and Donald Trump?)
Per your last sentence in parentheses, the cult of personality is there with The Cheeto, that's for sure
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:37 PM
 
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Practical separation of the consolidated power and the logistics of bringing it to bear. It is much harder to suppress a revolution in a land separated from your military force by an ocean than it is to suppress one that your army can just march to. Especially in those days, with no kind of rapid transit or air forces.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:49 PM
 
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Because the French Revolution was actually a civil war.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:51 PM
 
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Napoleon didn't instigate the French Revolution, the Estates General did, ironically after the king had just reinstated it after it being disbanded for decades.

(BTW, on a side note, do you think there are any parallels between Napoleon Bonaparte and Donald Trump?)
Until the second part, you were actually making sense.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:54 PM
 
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The American revolution was a political transfer of power from one ruling class to another. The French revolution was both political and economic, and included radical acts like executions and estate seizures. The French revolution was more sweeping because France in 1789 was more unfair than America in 1775. So not only did the government change but rule of law broke down unlike in America. That made people more desperate.
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