Republican Generation

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The Republican Generation is an identified generational cohort within the Strauss Howe generational theory, born between 1742 and 1766.

This generation is known for participating in several global revolutionary movements during the Age of Revolution.

This generation witnessed political turmoil in response to growing British imperialism and the vast social inequalities exacerbated by ruthless competition between European Monarchists.

They came of age during British imperialism and during a time when the viability of mercantilism was being questioned.

Relying on Enlightenment philosophy, they unleashed violent episodes of revolution, vilified Monarchy, and promoted Republicanism.

In colonial America, they participated in the American Revolutionary War, secured Independence from British rule, and established a libertarian system of governance based on constitutional republicanism and Representative Democracy.

Notable Persons[edit]

Notable persons affiliated with this generation include Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Maximilien Robespierre, and Camille Desmoulins.

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