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Post time 2008-8-25 00:18:35 |Display all floors

There is not a country that prosper under liberal democracy.

Just look at the newly established liberal democracies all around you -- none in Asia and Africa is impressive. Korea, Singapore and Taiwan all prospered under authoritarian regimes.  No a single success story of liberal democracy/

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Post time 2008-8-25 00:48:39 |Display all floors

In France, democracy came in 1789 ???

Just because there was a declaration of human rights?
What followed was chaos and wars and rebellion.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_revolution

"In the following century, France would be governed variously as a republic, dictatorship, constitutional monarchy, and two different empires."

# 5 Legislative Assembly (1791–1792)

    * 5.1 War (1792–1797)
    * 5.2 Constitutional crisis

# 6 National Convention (1792–1795)

    * 6.1 Reign of Terror

# 7 The Directory (1795–1799)
# 8 Counter-Revolution

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Post time 2008-8-25 00:52:53 |Display all floors

Human r.ight.s of the RICH

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Counter-Revolution

During the early stages of the French Revolution many were not content with the status of France. The nations surrounding France had feared that the political ideals of "rights" would invade their own territories and incite rebellion and revolution. During the early stages of the Revolution, the Legislative Assembly was controlled by the Girondists. The Girondists were mostly comprised of members of the Gironde Department whose main activity involved overseeing mercantile activity. As the Revolution was mainly staged by the middle and upperclass individuals of France any message that preached "free rights" was ultimately beneficial for the Girondists as it would allow their businesses to prosper and grow under new economic and social reforms.

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