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How Did The Enlightenment Affect The World

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Historically, no time of great knowledge has ever resulted in a world unchanged from how it existed previously. I believe that this rings true in the Enlightenment and the effect it had on the world in sparking the American and French Revolutions. The influx of new ideas and a general unhappiness with the way governments, power, and social classes had existed were bound to lead to an eventual revolt within the populations of eighteenth century France and the new American colonies. The Enlightenment, a period of innovative western thought and culture, would ignite the fire that burned within those yearning for a revolution in the obsolete, medieval views of the world. The Enlightenment was a time of reorientation in the fields of science, politics,
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