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  • Authority Of The Dead And Mr Burke
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    Library: Historical Documents: Thomas Paine: Rights Of Man: Part The First Order The Rights of Man now. Part The First Being An Answer To Mr. Burke's Attack On The French Revolution George Washington PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SIR, I present you a small treatise in defence of those principles of freedom which your exemplary virtue hath so eminently contributed to establish. That the Rights of Man may become as universal as your benevolence can wish, and that you may enjoy the happ...
  • Forces With The National Assembly
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    The French Revolution French Revolution, cataclysmic political and social upheaval, extending from 1789 to 1799. 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, impoveri...
  • Crises Foreshadowing The War
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    Four Main Reasons for World War I World War I began on July 28, 1914, with the declaration of war by Austria-Hungary on Serbia, and hostilities between the Allied and Central Powers continued until the signing of the armistice on November 11, 1918, a period of 4 years, 3 months, and 14 days. There were four main causes for the World War. They were Nationalism, Imperialism, Military Expansion, and Crises Foreshadowing the War. Nationalism created great political tensions between single nation sta...
  • Italy And France
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    The revolutions that occurred in Europe in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century were brought about by both ideas of Enlightenment and the growing population throughout the continent. The many hardships that faced the people, of not only the middle and lower classes but also the nobles, made life during these times stressful and unruly. The revolutions that took place in these trying times were the first steps towards making European countries the way they are today. Two main revoluti...
  • Passions Of Nationalism Within The Colonies
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    Nationalism, Legislature, Militarism, And Colonial Rule At The Turn Of The Century In Europe In an era of vast change, the idea of nationalism sprung up among most nations across Europe. Nationalism, the belief in and respect for national traditions and causes, was the major factor in the chang of legislature, militarism, and colonial rule. During the late 19th century and the early 20th century, the world powers of Great Britain and France battled over influence in it's colonies through both hu...
  • Most Important Industries Since France
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    France is a beautiful and captivating country full of art, culture, and an important historical background. It is in the heart of Europe and is sometimes called 'The Hexagon', Because of it's shape. It is the largest country in Western Europe and covers about 211,200 square miles. Four different waters surround the French coastline, this includes; the North Sea, the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of France is Paris, on the banks of the Seine River. So...
  • Area Of Disarmament As Britain
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    DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONALISM Introduction In the years immediately after World War I, the view developed that it was the existence of the massive military machines of the European powers that had made war possible in 1914. Thus it followed that if another disaster were to be avoided, these military machines needed to be destroyed. A war cannot be fought without military power. Furthermore it was argued that the existence of large armed forces meant that any move made by any power was greeted...
  • New Confidence In France As A Nation
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    Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was a military and political genius of historic proportions. As Emperor (self-proclaimed in 1804), he established a strong central administration and code of law, consolidating and institutionalizing many of the reforms of the French Revolution. More so than any former ruler, including Louis XVI, Maximilien Robespierre or the Directory, Napoleon brought stability where financial, political, and social turmoil had previously reigned. War had plunged the country into...
  • Nuclear Tests
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    In June, French President Jacques Chirac revealed that nuclear tests would be conducted in the Pacific at the Mururoa coral atoll. These tests, Chirac, stated, would consist of eight nuclear explosions in a tunnel 1,800 to 3,000 feet below Mururoa beginning in September up until May 96. Chirac declares that these tests are necessary for computer simulation in the future. France has been bombarded with criticism, not only from environmental activists, but also from political standpoints. Japan an...
  • Citizens Of France
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    It was 1789 and the citizens of France were fed up. They had had too many years of dealing with a monarchial government, one ruled solely by a king. Where had this gotten them No where good they were bankrupt and the greatest percentage of the citizens was considered in the lower class. This was not a successful country; they were in a horrible economic and social state. What to do Have a revolution! So in comes Robespierre, creating a sort of socialist dictatorship. Many believed that this was ...
  • Leading Agricultural Nation In Europe
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    France is one of the world's richest nations. Industrialization began at the end of the 18th century. Unlike England and the rest of Europe, France failed to maintain the momentum of its early industrial start and was still an agricultural nation at the end of the 19th century. Most growth has occurred since the end of World War II. France now ranks among the world's most economically advanced nations. A distinctive feature of the postwar French economy has been national economic development pla...
  • Period Of The National Constituent Assembly
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    To what extent did the reforms of the Constituent Assembly create discontent? The National Constituent Assembly solved some of Frances short term problems, but caused significant discontent due to its inability to resolve long term problems, that had been destroying France economically, politically and socially. There were some groups of society that were quite content with the reforms of the Constituent Assembly, such as a majority of the bourgeoisie, peasants who gained from the abolition of t...
  • French Conscripts In Algeria De Gaulle
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    A Critical Evaluation Of Charles De Gaulle's Handling Of The Algerian Insurrection The 1950's was not a particularly good decade for France. The Fourth Republic, which had been established in the aftermath of the Second World War, remained unstable and lurched from crisis to crisis. Between 1946 and 1954, there had been a war in French Indo-China, between a nationalist force under Ho Chi Minh and the French. The war was long and bitter and towards the end, the French suffered the ignominy of los...
  • Ignatieff Between Nationalism And Federalism
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    This is a critique of the book, Blood and Belonging, by MichaelIgnatieff. This paper will explain the subject of the book and its relevance, discuss Michael Ignatieff's methods and conclusions on the subject and finally include a personal critique of the book by the author of this paper. The author of the book travels on what he terms 'the six journeys. ' On these 'journeys' he encounters different cultures, as he travels to six different coinciding areas of the world. He examines the unique exp...
  • Frances Prime Minister
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    Georges Clemenceau Early Life: -Born on September 28th, 1841 in Vendee, France-Benjamin Clemenceau, his father, was a supporter of the 1848 revolution and was his son's role model. -Georges grew up strongly believing in Republican views. Education: -Trained to be a doctor. -Not much else is known about his education and schooling. Achievements: -With a group of students, he wrote Le Travail. This was seized by the police and Georges spent 73 days in prison. -After he was released, he started to ...
  • Road To Verdun
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    Review: The Road To Verdun: France, Nationalism And The First World War By Ian Ousby Shipwreck of a nation The Road to Verdun: France, Nationalism and the First World War by Ian Ousby 324 pp, Jonathan Cape Reviewing a book on a subject about which one has written oneself is difficult. When the author of the work has died shortly before publication, the difficulty is doubled. Fortunately, this is an outstanding book, rich in its insights, and written with verve and style. My main regret is that i...
  • Prince Klemens Von Metternich
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    The members of the Congress of Vienna in 1815 were guided by ideals and principles far more than by national interest. The Congress was a conference that included representatives of almost every European nation. The main participants in the international conference were the four major powers of Europe at the time, Austria (the hosts), Russia, Prussia, and Great Britain. Each of these nations were represented by a high ranking official of their respective country; Austria was represented by Princ...
  • National Constituent Assembly
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    The nobles and Church were controlling everything. Society was divided into three estates, the first estate was the Church, the second estates were the nobles, and the third estate was everyone else. The third estate was comprised of bankers, traders, businessmen, and everyone else. They were mainly comprised of the middle class or bourgeoisie. This class tried to gain political power, as they grew wealthier. When Louis XVI came to power France was a mess because of the 15th and 16th centuries' ...
  • France As A Nation
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    A number of key features and concepts affected France at the beginning of the 20th century. Some of them strengthened France as a nation, while others significantly weakened her. As it would be almost impossible to discuss all of them I will just briefly talk about those features and concepts that made the biggest mark in France. These include imperialism, militarism, nationalism, technological change and aggression and war. Most of these concepts and features were integrated, meaning that the r...
  • Permanent Members On The Council
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    Today, the security council still represents the Global System in 1945. The five emerging superpowers after WWII include France, the United States, Britain, Russia, and China. These are considered the permanent members on the council and can veto any resolution or act that the council tries to pass. There is much controversy over the permanent members of the Security Council. There have been several recent proposals by Thomas L. Friedman to replace France with India as a permanent member on the ...

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