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Thread: Pre-Revolutionary France and the Post-economic collapse United States

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    Pre-Revolutionary France and the Post-economic collapse United States

    Do you think the United States after defaulting could resemble France in 1792?

    Considering that a lot of people in this country could be cut from entitlements and left jobless and homeless. Also that there is out of control spending, debt and a very dissatisfied middle class with a very, very rich minority. Along with wars that we can't afford and don't really have to be in. On top of that, a complacent government that is corrupt to the core.

    Just something I was thinking about and was wondering if anyone thought something similar.

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    Re: Pre-Revolutionary France and the Post-economic collapse United States

    I'm not sure if it is closer to 1792 French or early 20th century Russia, but things are bad that's for sure.

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    Re: Pre-Revolutionary France and the Post-economic collapse United States

    Harsh... Only one reply.

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    Re: Pre-Revolutionary France and the Post-economic collapse United States

    No. The US is not as bad as France. But they do have slight similarities.


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    Re: Pre-Revolutionary France and the Post-economic collapse United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Teh Internets View Post
    Do you think the United States after defaulting could resemble France in 1792?

    Considering that a lot of people in this country could be cut from entitlements and left jobless and homeless. Also that there is out of control spending, debt and a very dissatisfied middle class with a very, very rich minority. Along with wars that we can't afford and don't really have to be in. On top of that, a complacent government that is corrupt to the core.

    Just something I was thinking about and was wondering if anyone thought something similar.
    Nah, we may be in a bad position, but we're all sensible americans, not barbaric animals like the french revolutionaries. We got ourselves into this mess without firing a shot, and we well get out of it without firing a shot.

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    Re: Pre-Revolutionary France and the Post-economic collapse United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Teh Internets View Post
    Do you think the United States after defaulting could resemble France in 1792?

    Considering that a lot of people in this country could be cut from entitlements and left jobless and homeless. Also that there is out of control spending, debt and a very dissatisfied middle class with a very, very rich minority. Along with wars that we can't afford and don't really have to be in. On top of that, a complacent government that is corrupt to the core.

    Just something I was thinking about and was wondering if anyone thought something similar.
    I see some similarities - as we've discussed here before over the last few years. But we don't have the same views and values that the Frenchmen (citizens) did at that time.

    How we approach our situations and come to resolve is very different - and mind you - their Constitution of the Year 3 didnt' last very long. . . so I pray we don't go down that same path at all.
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    Re: Pre-Revolutionary France and the Post-economic collapse United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I see some similarities - as we've discussed here before over the last few years. But we don't have the same views and values that the Frenchmen (citizens) did at that time.

    How we approach our situations and come to resolve is very different - and mind you - their Constitution of the Year 3 didnt' last very long. . . so I pray we don't go down that same path at all.

    The revolutionaries in France actually looked to the American founders for inspiration. It is one reason their flag is red white and blue now.

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    Re: Pre-Revolutionary France and the Post-economic collapse United States

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The revolutionaries in France actually looked to the American founders for inspiration. It is one reason their flag is red white and blue now.
    Nothing wrong with 'looking to' - we looked to others hence our bits and pieces which resemble various other governments and so forth. But 'looking to' is different than 'thinking like'
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    Re: Pre-Revolutionary France and the Post-economic collapse United States

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    Nah, we may be in a bad position, but we're all sensible americans, not barbaric animals like the french revolutionaries. We got ourselves into this mess without firing a shot, and we well get out of it without firing a shot.
    I'm sure that they were sensible Frenchmen before they couldn't afford food too, desperation can drive people to do some crazy things.

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    Re: Pre-Revolutionary France and the Post-economic collapse United States

    Quote Originally Posted by Teh Internets View Post
    I'm sure that they were sensible Frenchmen before they couldn't afford food too, desperation can drive people to do some crazy things.
    The events with the Third Estate do seem strickingly similar to recent events where people have been banned from publicly meeting to discuss their local politics.
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