What was the world like in the eighteenth century?
In the 1700s, countries were ruled by kings or other powerful leaders including emperors or sultans. In many countries such as Russia, the poorest people were owned by the richer people. However, new ideas about the rights of people began to spread in the eighteenth century. Many revolutions occurred.
In 1775, settlers in America went to war with the English. They wanted to set up a republic.
In 1798, the people of France took power from the King and rich nobles.