From "When Life Reeked With Joy"After the refirmation were wars both foreign and infernal. If the
Spanish could gain the Netherlands they would have a stronghold
throughout northern Europe which would include their posetions in Italy,
Burgangy, central Europe and India thus serrounding France. The German
Emporer's lower passage was blocked by the French for years and years.
Louise XIV became King of the Sun. He gave the people food and
artillery. If he didn't like someone, he sent them to the gallows to
row for the rest of their lives. Vauban was the royal minister of flir-
tation. In Russia the 17th century was known as the time of the bound-
ing of the serfs. Russian nobles wore clothes only to humour Peter the
Great. Peter filled his government with accidental people and built a
new capital near the European boarder. Orthodox priests became govern-
The enlightenment was a reasonable time. Voltare wrote a book
called "Candy" that got him into trouble with Frederick the Great. Phi-
losophers were unknown as yet, and the fundamental stake was one of
religious toleration slightly confused with defeatism. France was in a
very serious state. Taxation was a great drain on the state budget.
The French revolution was accomplished before it happened. The revolu-
tion evolved through republican and tolarian phases until it catapulted
into Napoleon. Napoleon was ill with bladder problems and was very
tense and unrestrained.