however true this is, it was the people who chose to have the monarchy and chose to be lorded over. Even in the US, tell me that the presidency is as it was once conceived, and not a new form of Kingship PUT IN PLACE by the people in order that we can be Lorded over.
not to say that the revolution in france didn't usher in a new age, but the influences in the British non-hanoveran movement did more to help overturn the French government than the excesses in thier monarchy ever did.
with the influences in existentialism coming out of the aftermath of the Inquisition, there would have never been a french revolution. the ideals of equality and egalitarianism for the proleteriate came out of that new way of thinking.
And....that existentialism thought came from Spain and into France, culminating in the revolution.