18th century

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The Eighteenth Century lasted from 1700 to 1800. It is therefore out of period.

In England it saw the German Georgian kings of the House of Hanover take over from the Anglo-Scots Stuarts.

In France it spanned from Louis XIV to the French Revolution, and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Russia flexed its muscles, beginning its Imperial expansion under Tsars such as Peter the Great.

The latter quarter saw the War of American Independence which began the fall of the British Empire and the rise of the Land of the Free to world dominance.