The us war for independence was a model for colonial

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Unformatted text preview: France’s only profitable colony was pre- haiti. Supporting the war for independence, France builds a debt it cannot pay. It is the debt accrued from the US Revolution that leads/forces Louis 16 the call the Estates General, as only the EG can sanction increased revenues for the crown. The monarchy is forced to trade reform, which limits its powers, to pay for the war it funded without raising the taxes. French set Lafayette to claim rights of popular participation in government, the French citizens want that too, they revolt. Louis dies. Bummer. The French revolution sets off a dual set of conflicts. First, it sets off an escalating round of warfare in Europe and the atlantic world. It starts 1792/93, when the kings of Europe realize Louis is dead. In the beginning, there was a rare alliance of Britain and Spain against France. Revolutionary France proves to mobilize peeps well, stalemate in wars. Wars on and off until 1815 and the end of Napoleon. In the early 1790s, the word arrives in San Doman (???) that the EG have declared the universal rights of man to L, E, F. They didn’t say European, White, Caucasian, and so free blacks in Haiti who were also slave owners said “oh, that’s me too!” The whites disagree with this. The whites and blacks and browns (who are free and slave owners) start to get into spats of arguing over who has the rights of Frenchmen. They go to war. They arm their slaves to fight in a war over the rights of man. They astonished surprise...
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