Back in the period of the French Revolution, it is actually today 216 years ago that the Legislative Assembly (which only lasted less than a year between the National Constituent Assembly and the National Convention) began. Names such as “Maximilien Robespierre” and Rousseau will ring bells among many, and if not, a good place to start would be here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilien_Robespierre.
Today, when we think of stable democracy we also think of the United States of America who are also very young when compared with older royal traditions such as the British and Danish monarchies.
It isn’t any sign that Britain or Denmark would be any more democratic, but more a perspective on things when older time periods are discussed.
You might, in fact, enjoy reading about the French Revolution here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution
As always, comments and/or questions are welcome under Comments, please. 🙂