The following passage is from

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The following passage is from Thomas Paine's pamphlet, "The Rights of Man" (1791–1792), which influenced French revolutionaries. Use this passage to answer the following question:

The independence of America, considered merely as a separation from England, would have been a matter but of little importance, had it not been accompanied by a revolution in the principles and practice of governments. She made a stand, not for herself only, but for the world.
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Which Enlightenment idea appears to influence Paine in this passage?

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