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comment How was the U.S. divided regarding the French Revolution around 1789?
This is just a sketch, but there was an early, "pure" phase from 1789-92, the reign of Terror from 1792-95, the "Directory," from 1795-98, and later the Napoleonic phase. I may have a few dates mixed up, but you see why the question is confusing. Put another way, the answer to your question of which side would which Americans have taken depends on the subperiod. American nearly went to war with France around 1797, then was a quasi-ally in 1812. Even Jefferson was of two minds. Basically pro-French, he said, "we will have to marry ourselves to the British fleet and nation" without Louisiana.
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comment Feudalism vs Serfdom
@yasgur99: In theory, yes, if there are no "intervening" nobles, and everyone was a peasant reporting directly to the king. But only someone like Peter the Great would consider such a system. Most kings prefer to "delegate" part of their rule to nobles.
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answered Feudalism vs Serfdom
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answered Why did the French Revolution bring secularism?
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answered Why aren't there major cities on the Atlantic coast of France?
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answered Was Anne Frank's story common?
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revised Have Moscow and Beijing ever been cities under the same rule?
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revised What was character of Chmielnitski's rise?
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revised Why was slavery profitable in the Southern colonies and not New England?
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answered Has there ever been a revolution backed by a royal or a noble against their own family?
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