Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fact of the Day: Political Direction

In politics liberal-leaning parties (such as the U.S. Democratic Party) are considered on the "left" and conservative-leaning parties (such as the U.S. Republican Party) are considered on the "right". However the term predates many modern political movements. It originated during the French Revolution in the French National Assembly as supporters of the King were seated on the right while those who opposed the monarchy were seated on the left. 

17 comments:

  1. And now both are kind of screwed.

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  2. That's quite interesting! I never knew about its origins.

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  3. I had always wondered where the directional descriptions came from. Interesting.

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  4. Interesting fact! Should have known those Frenchies were at the bottom of it.

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  5. I didn´t know the origin , very interesting, Adam:)

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  6. nice to get to know where all of this is coming from :)

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  7. So the king knew who to off I guess

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  8. It's interesting to learn that this originated from actual seating arrangements.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  9. Did not know this...thanks for sharing, Adam:)

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  10. I didn't know this. At that time I think I would have avoided a seat at the French National Assembly in the hopes of saving my head.

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