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History

What Makes a Revolution Successful?

January 14, 2022

Revolutions don’t happen in a day. They are long-running disruptions that can take many years to build up and erupt. They require mass support and compel the complacent to risk everything for a cause. […]

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History

Why Do Revolutions Happen?

January 14, 2022

Revolutions arise because of different crises, most common being a state’s attempt to modernize and reform. Having a singular message allows revolutionaries to mount an effective attack against the old system. […]

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History

The Romantic Idealization of a Revolution

January 13, 2022

Revolutions are chaotic and explosive. However, revolutionaries want people to romanticize the revolutions so that they are forever willing to make the necessary sacrifices. […]

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European History

Knowing Charlemagne through Historical Accounts

January 11, 2022

The accounts of Charlemagne’s life are at times biased as they give us Charlemagne’s side of the story. However, they do provide a lot of information about Charlemagne and his reign. […]

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European History

Charlemagne: The Father of Europe

January 11, 2022

Charlemagne was much praised by his contemporaries. In fact, there is even a prize in his name for those who work toward the unification of the peoples of Europe. However, not everyone has shared the same opinion about the ‘father of Europe’.. […]

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European History

Charlemagne: An Emperor of Frank Origin

January 7, 2022

Charlemagne was a proud Frank. Although he loved to meet foreigners and recruited them to his court, it was a place where his scholars hurled ethnic slurs at one another. […]

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