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There were popular uprisings by English peasants (and other common folk) against the monarchy in the years preceding the Wars of the Roses (1455-1487). These rebellions give an indication of the political consciousness of some English peasants in the 15th century. The period from 1440-1480 was a time of economic depression in England known as the Great ...


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According to The Declaration of Independence for Dummies, Part 1, ”But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” can be reworded "in ...


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Well, as Delfosse was fighting against French influence on Belgium, I think he tried to say that the idea's of the 1848 French revolution shouldn't brim over to Belgium! On the other hand, we shouldn't also forget that, after the first French revolution, in 1794 France invaded Belgium. And after the period as part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands ...


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Every government begins with a successful act of treason against the prior government. Most government reforms begin with an act that if not successful would be deemed treason. Sulla who became dictator of Rome Caesar who cross the Rubicon The American Constitutional convention, summoned to reform the articles of Confederation but instead created a new ...


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Terminal train stations were built in continental Europe because many railroads connected only two cities in the early to mid 19th century. There were not many rail lines, and the stations built were terminal stations. As the railroad network increased, the terminal stations could not be converted to passthrough anymore.


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"Train" in this context, means a series of events, in this case, "abuses and usurpations" as cited in the passage of another answerer. A common 18th century usage of "train" was "wagon train," as in a group of wagons pulled by horse that carried food and other supplies for an army. It was only in the 19th century, after the invention of steam engines and ...


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Despite what many might think, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America in 1920 is well known across hundreds of nations all over the world. Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America in 1920 has been around for several centuries and has a very important meaning in the lives of many. It would be safe to assume that Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America in 1920 ...


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Train had a different meaning before the advent of the rail road. More like a "length of" like the train of a dress. Then a train of cars (railroad train cars) was abbreviated to just train.


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Dorris Kerns Goodwin had a great chapter on the 1860 nomination in her book Team of Rivals. First off, you should realize that party nominations in that era were decided by party delegates at their convention, not by the general public. These delegates in turn were generally either appointed by local elected officials, or were themselves elected officials ...


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I'll differ with Anixx here. There's no evidence that democracy was the "most ancient" form of government. Anything about that is pure speculation. The origins of democracy are almost definitely in the council of kings. The Senate of the Roman Republic, for example, started out as a council of elders convened to advise the king. Elites in any situation ...


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One elector went for Ronald Reagan in 1976--the first time he ran, not when he won the race.: from Wikipedia on the 1976 Electoral College results: Washington Elector Mike Padden, pledged for Republicans Gerald Ford and Bob Dole, cast his presidential electoral vote for Ronald Reagan, who had challenged Ford for the Republican nomination. He cast ...


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Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, prince de Bénévent - the fellow who moved from supporting the King to the Revolution to Napoleon to the Restored Kings qualifies a half a dozen times. John Churchill, later Lord Marlborough and his associates also betrayed the Catholic King James II to support William of Orange. This is called the Glorious Revolution by the ...



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