Political Theory Of Liberalism

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BGPA104 Political Theory Essay
Name: So Ka Chon (Kasper)
Student ID: S-B4-1950-4

Since 17th century, the idea of liberalism has been germinated in Western philosophy. During the Age of Enlightenment, it has widespread the whole European Continent and even to the “Thirteen Colony” where the later America is. Liberalism has the roots in the Western history during the time of the Enlightenment. After the American War of Independence and the French Revolution, liberty has been practiced in reality on nations since it was only a philosophy on the paper. Government that presents the ideology of liberalism has formed and accepted by the civil. Liberalism could have different meaning in different countries, as different culture may have different perspective and understanding, but most of the time in this generation, it symbolizes freedom such as freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom of religious etc. In my opinion, I totally support liberalism as I think it is the most important part to protect our own rights under the control of government.
In 1789, the flared up of French Revolution inspired by the thought of liberty overthrown the tyranny of the noble French. Louis XVI, the king, has mishandling the government and caused a fiscal crisis was executed. The French overthrew the system of hereditary government. After the revolution, what come replacing the originals are democracy and the idea of republic. At that time, the idea of democracy and republic is not mature

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