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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1793, King Louis XVI was executed for conspiring with foreign powers. Apparently, it's not always good to be the king   (history.com) divider line
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2021-01-21 1:53:29 PM  
Robot Chicken | Babar and The French Revolution | Adult Swim UK
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2021-01-21 2:03:02 PM  
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2021-01-21 2:05:05 PM  
Those people that set up a gallows for Pence just don't have any style to them.
 
2021-01-21 2:28:06 PM  
Thus setting up France for twenty years of dictatorship and mass murder.
 
2021-01-21 2:31:39 PM  

ArkPanda: Thus setting up France for twenty years of dictatorship and mass murder.


Yes, but when you've already had a thousand, what's twenty more?
 
2021-01-21 2:48:44 PM  

ArkPanda: Thus setting up France for twenty years of dictatorship and mass murder.


Almost like populist, xenophobic sentiment stirred up by opportunists is a bad foundation for governing a society.

Populism: The Same shiat, But From A Different Asshole
 
2021-01-21 2:49:23 PM  
Not according to Tom Petty (RIP)


Tom Petty - It's Good To Be King
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2021-01-21 2:52:16 PM  
Allan Sherman - You Went The Wrong Way Old King Louie
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2021-01-21 2:53:36 PM  
Mel Brooks - "It's Good To Be The King"
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2021-01-21 2:53:40 PM  
...executed for conspiring with foreign powers.

My definition of Making America Great Again.
 
2021-01-21 2:53:53 PM  
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2021-01-21 2:54:39 PM  
History channel?

I've gotten so use to the History channel showing reality tv shows, it's sort of jarring to see them with a bit of actual history.
 
2021-01-21 3:00:05 PM  

kabloink: History channel?

I've gotten so use to the History channel showing reality tv shows, it's sort of jarring to see them with a bit of actual history.


Twist: the "foreign powers" were aliens.
 
2021-01-21 3:01:55 PM  
"All'ith I did'ith where seize her by le pussy"

~King Louis XV
 
2021-01-21 3:06:02 PM  
"I get it...I GET IT!  *I* GET IT!"
 
2021-01-21 3:12:31 PM  
"Conspiring with foreign powers" to try to save his monarchy and his country at the same time. But there were ... some people... who wanted to get rid of hem both. There are always those people. Like Robespierre and his cohort of maniacs, they want to execute everyone they don't like and tear down the state, and don't care that they will end up being executed themselves.
 
2021-01-21 3:19:45 PM  
It's a shame he wasn't more headstrong.  He'll never be the head of a major corporation.
 
2021-01-21 3:27:25 PM  
The French Revolution is a complex subject, where a flawed monarchial system ran into economic, political, and geo-political challenges it was not well-suited to handle.  The forces that pushed for change, in turn got caught up in playing politics against each other, and wild swings of the pendulum resulted in the country seeking stability wherever it could find it.

And that in and of itself is a gross oversimplification of events.  Mike Duncan needed 54 episodes of a 30-45 minute podcast to explain it to the average history buff.  It's not a subject that lends itself well to a couple of snarky sentences in a Fark post.
 
2021-01-21 3:31:20 PM  

UNC_Samurai: The French Revolution is a complex subject, where a flawed monarchial system ran into economic, political, and geo-political challenges it was not well-suited to handle.  The forces that pushed for change, in turn got caught up in playing politics against each other, and wild swings of the pendulum resulted in the country seeking stability wherever it could find it.

And that in and of itself is a gross oversimplification of events.  Mike Duncan needed 54 episodes of a 30-45 minute podcast to explain it to the average history buff.  It's not a subject that lends itself well to a couple of snarky sentences in a Fark post.


Kindly leave your "information" and "historical context" and "reason" at the door.  This is Fark, not your personal historica site.
 
2021-01-21 3:32:41 PM  
So, it's going to take us two years to try and convict the Orange Hairball?
 
2021-01-21 3:34:26 PM  

UNC_Samurai: The French Revolution is a complex subject, where a flawed monarchial system ran into economic, political, and geo-political challenges it was not well-suited to handle.  The forces that pushed for change, in turn got caught up in playing politics against each other, and wild swings of the pendulum resulted in the country seeking stability wherever it could find it.

And that in and of itself is a gross oversimplification of events.  Mike Duncan needed 54 episodes of a 30-45 minute podcast to explain it to the average history buff.  It's not a subject that lends itself well to a couple of snarky sentences in a Fark post.


Very true, the crown swung from the absolute power of Louis XIV to one of the worst monarchs (this side of Charles VI) in Louis XV.  Then you get Louis XVI who was nowhere near ready to reign with massive borrowing/taxes for our revolution and various economic downturns and crop failures.  It was a shiate show waiting to happen.
 
2021-01-21 3:38:47 PM  
Tom Petty - It's Good To Be King
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2021-01-21 3:43:34 PM  

nyseattitude: "All'ith I did'ith where seize her by le pussy"

~King Louis XV


When one is royalty, they simply let you, no?
 
2021-01-21 3:50:24 PM  
He shouldn't have spent so much money helping America fight the English.
 
2021-01-21 4:04:49 PM  

kdawg7736: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/l-2h4XnK​Z3g]


the great Luke Ski - It's Good to be the King (Run DMC Parody - Mel Brooks Tribute)
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2021-01-21 4:11:42 PM  
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I've always preferred Louis XIII.
 
2021-01-21 6:16:54 PM  
Do you want  Napoleon? Because that's how you get Napoleon.
 
2021-01-21 6:27:04 PM  
Do you know who else liked to conspire with foreign powers?
 
2021-01-21 6:50:51 PM  

ArkPanda: Thus setting up France for twenty years of dictatorship and mass murder.


Now do Bautista and Castro!
 
2021-01-21 8:11:13 PM  

WastrelWay: "Conspiring with foreign powers" to try to save his monarchy and his country at the same time. But there were ... some people... who wanted to get rid of hem both. There are always those people. Like Robespierre and his cohort of maniacs, they want to execute everyone they don't like and tear down the state, and don't care that they will end up being executed themselves.


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2021-01-21 8:57:27 PM  

Moopy Mac: ArkPanda: Thus setting up France for twenty years of dictatorship and mass murder.

Now do Bautista and Castro!


Where's the "mass murder" with Castro? They even banned the death penalty.

Batista, now, and the actual *Mob*....
 
2021-01-22 1:01:13 AM  
Back in the day when they knew what to do with traitorous leaders.
 
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