The World War: A History of the Nations and Empires Involved and a Study of the Events Culminating in the Great Conflict (Classic Reprint)by Logan Marshall
The greater part Of the remainder of the Volume is taken up with the story of the past century, beginning, in fact, rather more than a century ago with the meteoric career of Napoleon, and seeking to show to what this led, and
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The greater part Of the remainder of the Volume is taken up with the story of the past century, beginning, in fact, rather more than a century ago with the meteoric career of Napoleon, and seeking to show to what this led, and what effects it had upon the political evolution Of mankind. The French Revolution stood midway between two epochs of history; and before the world-wide war Of 1914 had Opened our eyes to the survival of barbarity and inhumanity) in so-called culture and civilization, we should have held that those two epochs were that of mediaeval barbarism and that of modern enlightenment. The Revolution exploded like a bomb in the midst of the self-satisfied aristocracy of the earlier social system and rent it into fragments which no hand could put together again popular government replaced autocratic and aristocratic government in France, and the armies Of Napoleon spread those radical ideas throughout Europe until all Oppressed peoples began to look upward with hope and see in the distance before them a haven of justice in the coming realm of human rights.
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