Revolutions

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen sure seemed to imply that men were born free and equal in rights. In fact, it explicitly said so.

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Wherein we find out what everyone thought about everyone else.

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The French colony of Saint-Domingue was the single most lucrative colony in the New World.

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One last look back at the pile of severed heads.

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Napoleon conquered Europe. Then he got beat and the Bourbons came back.

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After coming to power in 1799, First Consul Bonaparte achieved many of the Revolution's dreams and healed many of its open wounds. So he declared himself Emperor in 1804.

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And his name is Napoleon Bonaparte.

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When the War of the Second Coalition got off to a terrible start for the French, the Triumvirate that had been running the Directory since 1797 was overthrown.

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While Bonaparte was off trying to conquer Egypt, the rest of Europe mobilized against France.

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In July 1798 Bonaparte and his healthy, hopeful army arrived in Egypt. In August 1799 Bonaparte ditched his now demoralized, plague-ridden army and sailed for home.

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The Directory manipulated the elections of Year VI to block left-wing candidates. Meanwhile Talleyrand provoked the Americans into war and Bonaparte sailed for Egypt.

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After Fructidor the Directory cracked down on the conservatives. They also created more sister republicans to systematically loot.

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After taking a drubbing in the elections Year V, the Directory decided to just annul the results.

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Bonaparte almost gets beat! But then he doesn't. Also don't invade Ireland in December.

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Control the central position. Move on the rear. Live off the land.

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When the Thermidorean Convention introduced the Constitution of Year III, the political Right went a little nuts.

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That's the slogan that rallied the last remnents of the sans culottes to action...right before they got crushed by the Thermidorean Convention.

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The terrible winter of 1794-95 helped France push back all her enemies. Also...Poland!

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After the events of 9 Thermidor, the Revolution began to swing back to the right.

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The events of 9 Thermidor II brought Act I of the French Revolution to a gruesome end.

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If the mainspring of popular government in peacetime is virtue, amid revolution it is at once virtue and terror: virtue, without which terror is fatal; terror, without which virtue is impotent.

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In the spring of 1794. the Revolution devoured a few of her most beloved children.

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At the end of 1793, the Committee of Public Safety completed it's consolidation of power.

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Do not get into a popularity contest with George Washington.

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Marie Antoinette thought he was behind EVERYTHING

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In Oct 1793 the French Revolution took a stab at reforming time itself.

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In October 1793 the Reign of Terror got started with the executions of Marie Antoinette and the Girondins.

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In the fall of 1793, the French Republic started to gain traction against its enemies. Setting up the stage for the Reign of Terror.

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In the summer of 1793 a re-organized Committee of Public Safety began to consolidate power.

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In the summer of 1793 the Revolutionaries in Paris were besieged from all sides.

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On May 31-June 2, 1793 Paris once again rose in armed insurrection against the national government.

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In the spring of 1793 revolts against Paris started erupting all over France.

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After the Battle of Valmy the French armies advanced on all fronts. 

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King Louis XVI was put on trial by the National Convention and executed Jan 21, 1793.

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The National Convention voted unanimously to abolish the monarchy on Sept 21, 1792. Then they proceeded to go at each others throats. 

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With the Allied armies approaching Paris, the sans-culottes broke into all the prisoners and slaughtered the inmates. 

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On Aug 10, 1792 the radical sections of Paris overthrew the monarchy.

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In April 1792 France declared war on Austria.

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