French Revolutionary Wars Quotes

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  • The French revolution was to change the political state of Europe, to terminate the strife of kings among themselves, and to commence that between kings and people. This would have taken place much later had not the kings themselves provoked it. They sought to suppress the revolution, and they extended it; for by attacking it they were to render it victorious..
    o François Mignet, History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814

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