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Re: [alternate-history] WI American Revolution lost: Effects on the French Revolution

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  • scott palter
    depends on whether the French imploded because of the loss of the mandate of heaven by the crown, because a weak king couldn t manage to stay on top of the
    Message 1 of 3 , May 1, 2004
      depends on whether the French imploded because of the loss of the mandate of heaven by the crown, because a weak king couldn't manage to stay on top of the heap of a modernizing society, because of bad harvests or because of the financial crisis.  The literature of the causes of the Revolution, deep v transient, etc. is huge.  However presume finance.  For this to work the French thirst for revenge from the Peace of Paris must not lead to a different disasterous British war.  The French did not intervene because they loved liberty but rather from a desire to regain their place as #1 after 1763.
       
      Scott
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      Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 10:52 PM
      Subject: [alternate-history] WI American Revolution lost: Effects on the French Revolution

      It is well known that one of the main causes of the French Revolution
      was the financial crisis generated by Versailles' support of the
      Americans.  WI the Americans didn't get aid from the French and Dutch?
      Will this stave off the economic crash of the 1780s in both
      countries?  Perhaps the French and Dutch do something else, like
      meddling in the German Wars of Succession, or settle more extensive
      colonies in the South Pacific (think New Zealand: North Island Dutch,
      South Island French.)

      Will the Revolution be averted, or at least delayed?  What happens to
      Napoleon?

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