Originally Posted by tarcone
True, but those countries were built on a system of keeping the people in their place. The rich owned all the land and had serfs run it.
The kigs appointed the lords.
And the peasants were at the will of those above them.
This country was built be people who ran away from those systems. We dont have that inherent built in "we are peasants, we have always been peasants" mentality.
Our country has been built on "work hard and you can be what you want to be"
It has only been recently that other countries have done this. Not the 250 years of our country.
Only white, male landowners could vote. It was 6% of the population. Not much different from what you describe in the first paragraph.
This is beside the point. Most of those other countries had similar revolutions and fought for similar rights.