What are the differences between the French Revolution and the Glorious Revolution?  

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The most obvious difference is that the Glorious Revolution represented the affirmation or strengthening, but also a kind of adjustment, of an existing constitutional system, while the French Revolution overthrew an existing system of government.

The English Constitution has, throughout its history, been an evolving entity. Parliamentary democracy has been achieved gradually over a period of centuries, with key events that altered the balance of power between the King (or Queen) and the legislature, the representative of the people. In 1688, James II was expelled because he was perceived as acting against English liberty. William of Orange was brought in to replace him, but this did not mean the monarchy was abolished. The system of government, that of a constitutional monarchy, was preserved and still exists today—over 300 years later.

The French Revolution, on the other hand, abolished the monarchy (though this was not explicitly the intent from the start) . At first, the plan of those...

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