Originally Posted by Rohirrim
Do you have an aversion to honesty? You never said anything about "French Democracy" until after your original position had been obliterated. This was your original statement: France was a bit player in the development of modern Western Civ.
"Modern" in the Western Hemisphere dating from the Declaration of Independence in 1776; in the Eastern Hemisphere, from the end of the French Revolution in 1799. You just gotta pick your dates correctly!