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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

… Peasants' Revolt.

"THOUGH IT LASTED less than two years, the German Peasants' War has had a lasting influence on history. The Twelve Articles, a document listing the rebels' grievances and demands, has been described as a model for the American Bill of Rights and the inspiration for the French Revolution while Friedrich Engels, Karl Marx's secretary and one of the founding fathers of Communism, tried to use the war to prove that ‘class struggle' was part of an inevitable historical process that would lead to world socialism. So what was this bloody conflict that claimed the lives of 100,000 German peasants? Here are some details…"
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