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Rousseau's mostly direct influence was immediate and on the French Revolution. His ideas of legitimacy through the people, support of a republic, and the use of government to manifest the General Will had a profound impact of how organisers and revolutionaries structured their movement and led the Revolution.

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He didn't. The American Founders were aghast at the French Revolution and suspicious of anything originating from that country.

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Rousseau was an 18th-century philosopher who was especially well-known for his political philosophy. He influenced Kant, Robespierre, Paine, Hegel and Marx.

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