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American Revolution: Part II

American Revolution: Part II Events after 1763 1764–1766: Taxes imposed and withdrawn Currency Act (1764): In 1764 Parliament passed the Currency Act to restrain the use of paper money that British merchants saw as a means to evade debt payments. It prohibited the colonists from designating paper currency for use as payment for any debts, […]

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Chinese Revolution: Part II

Chinese Revolution: Part II The weakness of the Kuomintang and the strength of the Communists led to the victory of the Communists in the Chinese Revolution KMT’s weakness The KMT administration was inefficient and corrupt, much of its American aid finding its way into the pockets of officials. The KMT had to bear the main […]

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French revolution and aftermath, 1789-1815: Part IX- The Congress of Vienna

French revolution and aftermath, 1789-1815: Part IX- The Congress of Vienna The Congress of Vienna The Congress of Vienna was an assembly in 1814–15 that reorganized Europe after the Napoleonic Wars (and defeat of Napoleon). The final Act of Congress was signed on June 9, 1815. France was also dealt with separately by the second […]

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French revolution and aftermath, 1789-1815: Part VII

French revolution and aftermath, 1789-1815: Part VII The Consulate (1799-1804) The overthrow of the Directory by Napoleon necessitated the revision of the constitution. Its forms and details as drawn up by Sieyes and amended by Napoleon gave to France a Consular Constitution. The following were its main features: The executive power was vested in three […]

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