Originally posted by FMFIt's too early to say.
Best wishes on the July of 4th to those of you who commemorate it! Breaking away from the British Empire and establishing an independent state is surely one of the most momentous and stirring events in the history of the world in the modern era.
Originally posted by kmax87A significant effect on the 20th Century but a mere 70 year blip so far as history is concerned. In 100 years time do you think the effects of Russian Communism will still be felt? No.
by way of comparison would you rate the bolshevik revolution of 1917 as having a more significant impact
Originally posted by wolfgang59Nothing wrong with your list. Why don't you think the American Revolution belongs on it?
Significant historical events are surely those whose repurcussions can still be felt.
The rise of the Greek states.
The division of the Roman Empire.
The Spanish Empire in America.
The French revolution. [...]
The events above have reverberated through the years and have consequences today.
Originally posted by FMFI dont think the revolution affects us now.
Nothing wrong with your list. Why don't you think the American Revolution belongs on it?
Originally posted by wolfgang59How many constitutions were there in the world at the end of the 18thC like the one the U.S. created for itself after it declared its independence from Britain? How many constitutions around the world have been inspired by, or closely based on, the constitution of the newly independent U.S.? How many South American countries, for instance, declared or won their independence from their European masters in the 20-30 years after the establishment of the U.S.A.?
I am not suggesting that the US has had an insignificant effect on history; only that the American Revolution was not a huge historical turning point.
Originally posted by r99pawn77Its a good point you make about realising the goals of the French Revolution, one should also acknowledge Magna Carta and the Roman Republic for their influence.
well, I guess it is a valid point that someday the US probably would have gained independence, but who knows what that would have looked like.
Would they have been a Commonwealth and loyal to Britain? Would France or Spain have laid some claim to the US or part of the US?
Also, they were a powerful demonstration of the formation of democracy on the I think early on...the first 50, 100 years, we were a positive example of a model of democracy.
Originally posted by FMFThe US governmental system of; a bicameral legislature, an independent judiciary, and a separate head of state has been copied yes.
How many constitutions were there in the world at the end of the 18thC like the one the U.S. created for itself after it declared its independence from Britain? How many constitutions around the world have been inspired by, or closely based on, the constitution of the newly independent U.S.? How many South American countries, for instance, declared or won their ...[text shortened]... popular democracy that hadn't existed before - and the world hasn't been quite the same since.