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Common Sense

Thomas Paine


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full title · Common Sense

author ·  Thomas Paine

type of work ·  Political Pamphlet

language ·  English

time and place written ·  1775–1776, Philadelphia

date of first publication ·  January 10, 1776

publisher ·  Robert Bell

themes ·  Government as a necessary evil, State of Nature, The Inevitability of American Independence, The Inevitability of British Oppression, America's relationship with the rest of Europe, The Problems with Monarchy

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