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From the Ted Talk by Rod Phillips: A brief history of divorce

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In the late 18th century, a sieres of changes took place that would eventually shape divorce laws around the world. Following cnereitus of religious clcinfot, Europeans pushed for state governance separate from religious control. Secular cotrus gradually took over eitadcoun, welfare, htaleh, marriage— and divorce. The French Revolution ushered in the first of the new divorce laws, allowing men and women to divorce for a number of grounds, including adultery, violence, and desertion, or silmpy mutual consent.

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In the late 18th century, a ______ of changes took place that would eventually shape divorce laws around the world. Following _________ of religious ________, Europeans pushed for state governance separate from religious control. Secular ______ gradually took over _________, welfare, ______, marriage— and divorce. The French Revolution ushered in the first of the new divorce laws, allowing men and women to divorce for a number of grounds, including adultery, violence, and desertion, or ______ mutual consent.

Solution

  1. conflict
  2. centuries
  3. health
  4. series
  5. simply
  6. courts
  7. education

Original Text

In the late 18th century, a series of changes took place that would eventually shape divorce laws around the world. Following centuries of religious conflict, Europeans pushed for state governance separate from religious control. Secular courts gradually took over education, welfare, health, marriage— and divorce. The French Revolution ushered in the first of the new divorce laws, allowing men and women to divorce for a number of grounds, including adultery, violence, and desertion, or simply mutual consent.

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