Potemkin wrote:That only works in a nation with a particular history and a particular culture. Britain, for example, went through multiple revolutions and civil wars in the 17th century, which killed a larger proportion of the population than both World Wars combined. At the time, the other European powers looked on in astonishment at the chaos and carnage going on in Britain, but by the time the dust settled in 1688, we had a political system - constitutional monarchy - which we could live with, and which wouldn’t stand in the way of the rise of capitalism and the bourgeoisie in later centuries. Then, in the 18th and 19th centuries, it was the turn of the other European powers to be wracked by revolution and civil wars, while we looked on in astonishment…. Lol.
Interesting. May I ask what changed your mind?
Someone else educated in that section of history? its a secret history of a sect of Christians. Public School wants to do Elizabeth I , Puritan Pilgrims, but no, the Christian sect of it is about then what happened, the Commonwealth, it fell down because all of Europe was hostile to a Republic, an upstart, Cromwell a nobody, not a name a farmer, the merchant farmers are now peaking in at them. Then the Killing times the persecution Charles II is back. Then William Nassau from Netherlands and 1688 this is the Glorious Revolution or the return of Reformed Christian governance. Which must be said, after 1700 is on decline again, the line of George's the Neo-Catholic-Anglican Oxford school anyone heard of this, new high church in Anglicanism, we are familiar on Victoria's German husband Albert , introduced Christmas, A Christmas Carol, a public face on sweeping catholicism. How do you come about this? Was it really a time of world renown or not? I was not aware of that, in government it is upheaval, I always heard Germany saw religious strife and pillage and the Thirty Years War.