Much better to stick to absolutism and rule by the Grace of God then...Only American Revolution was worthy it. French and Russian Revolutions were bloody scum.
France was also successful into transforming the absolute monarchy into a constitutional one. France never got back into an absolutist and ancien regime society after the Bastille takeover.Why was the British able to transform the absolute monarchy into the constitutional monarchy in the 17th century ?
The French didn't fail to copy because they didn't even want to copy the British success. And the British "Glorious Revolution" was the culmination of more than a century of political conflict between the British monarch and the high aristocracy and the lower aristocracy and the rich bourgeoisie - that conflict caused turmoil and a disastrous civil war.Why the French failed to copy the British success and ended up racked in turmoil with disastrous "reign of terror" headed by the radical Jacobins ?
This is a very myopic view of the British revolution. The English civil war killed more British people per capita than the revolutionary wars in France. Britain couldn't possibly turn into a constitutional monarchy in the 17th century without the political turmoil that happened half a century earlier. Depicting the French Revolution as one bloody mess while the British depicted as a peaceful one is extremely misleading and falls right into the false narrative of the "failed and bloody French revolution" that is so promoted in Britain and Anglo-speaking countries.In AD 1789, no French thought about overthrowing the monarchy, but the domestic situation was increasingly losing control and turned into bloodshed that took away the life of 300,000 souls, why people would backup the radicals like Robespierre and his faction ?
Why you call them "political opportunists? Aren't all politicians opportunists? Weren't the Founding Fathers opportunistic as well?How those political opportunitists incited masses to sparkle riots and revolutions ? Because of immense poverty among low-class citizens so they could be easily stirred to violence and hatred by passion and propaganda ?
Couple of people can't incite masses to Revolution, that would change whole society and have such big influence on others as well. Western historiography loves to overestimate importance of historical figures.How those political opportunitists incited masses to sparkle riots and revolutions ? Because of immense poverty among low-class citizens so they could be easily stirred to violence and hatred by passion and propaganda ?
Some truth in that, but it's rather over-simplified I think. Ideas of freedom, constitutions etc didn't only come from English speaking roots, but from Greek and Latin and Dutch ones too (and others probably), and, as others have said, it took a good deal of blood to establish them, in the Dutch revolt and the English Civil War for instance.The French certainly didn’t “invent” freedom, or self-determination, or constitutions or individual rights on a national scale. Those things came from somewhere else where people spoke the English language. France came later and it took rivers of blood to get there. I’ll take the former.
You are quite correct that the American Revolution was not, if I infer your meaning correctly, complete in the sense that the Black population basically got nothing from the American Revolution. It was a White Thing. It is noteworthy, however, that all of the underlying principles of equality before the law which runs through all of our rules of jurisprudence required no changes when the Civil Rights movement finally knocked the props out from under the Segregationists. So, it took a terrible and destructive Civil War between the North and the South to begin to change things and even then, it took another century and a Civil Rights Act before the South gave up the ghost. Shameful? Certainly.
The worst disaster for Blacks in our country actually occurred in 1865 with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the accession of Andrew Johnson to the presidency.
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