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Errsian dupe has pretty bad history

Enlightement movement has arisen in opposition not support of absolutist monarchies, i.e. the proto-totalitarian models of State. Yes, the notion of "liberty" is rooted in it, yet totally not in support of the prison system that was already being put in place by the monarchies for centuries prior to this. Also, monarchy... republic... not the same, and rather conflicting views of power.

As for 1678... you're referring to the monarchist "Cavalier Parliament" that grew up in response to an attack on Charles the Second? Not so enlightened... more like fascistic.

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