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1780s: A young aristocrat can travel with his entourage across France, knowing that the peasants will not dare interfere with someone of his social class.

Today: Wealthy people travel with security details, knowing that the possibility of kidnapping is a threat.

1780s: Cricket is the craze among the British aristocracy. Though the game has historical roots dating back to the 1300s, the organization of teams and leagues in the second half of the eighteenth century propels the game to become Britain's national pastime.

Today: Soccer, a game that is played by people of all social classes around the world, has more popularity, though Britons still recognize cricket as connected to their national identity.

1780s: Local delicacies, such as melons, strawberries, or oranges, are only enjoyed by people with the means to travel to exotic places.

Today: Modern methods of refrigeration and transportation make it...

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