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A moment of silence for all the posts about Jacques-Louis David, Saint-Just and Fouquier-Tinville who will go unseen because of the - in the tags.

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valinaraii:

tiny-librarian:

Two sketches of Marie Antoinette by Jacques Louis David.

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Attribution to David seems problematic at least. The first sketch is extremely similar to this painting of Madame Roland by Goupil:

(I must say this was not my idea, it has been discussed on a Marie Antoinette forum)

I don’t know, and the second one, it doesn’t seem David’s style at all. Now I am definitely intrigued by the sketches.

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hellotailor:

cthonical:

wild-lion:

i think my saddest moment as an Australian was finding out that the rest of the world doesn’t say “never eat soggy weetbix” to figure out the order of the compass

how even does the rest of the world remember this

"never eat shredded wheat" rhymes better. (that’s the british version afaik.)

(Source: annnica)

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nauticalphasmid:

valdsbejakande:

mr-elementle:

IF THE POINT WAS TO GET RID OF THE NOBILITY SO THE WORKING CLASS AND PEASANTS WOULD HAVE MORE FREEDOM THEN WHY THE FUCK DID YOU KILL MORE PEASANTS AND WORKERS THAN CLERGY AND NOBILITY?!?!?!? I KNEW THE FRENCH REVOLUTION WAS A FUCING FAILURE BUT DIDNT THINK IT WAS THAT BAD

The point wasn’t to kill the nobles. That was never the goal of the revolution.
More peasants, workers and middle class people were killed because they made up 98% of the population. And considering the nobility made up 1-2% of the French population and 8% of the executed, they were still executed more often proportionally. 

So I didn’t pay a lot of attention in my French Rev subject last semester, but wasn’t a lot of the Reign of Terror also because people of different political slants were accusing each other of not being patriots? And a lot of that happened in the regional towns (i.e. most of the population i.e. ‘peasants’)?

Sort of. There were a lot of political conflicts like there are anywhere, but the stakes were much, much higher than normal and violence had been the way to deal with conflict for a while when the Terror began. And it was mutual, the royalists wanted to kill the republicans and the moderates wanted to kill the terrorists who wanted to kill the royalists. No one could afford not to use violent means. There just wasn’t a functioning democracy in place that could support normal dissent. Because the stakes were so incredibly high (the question to solve wasn’t “just” how to best organize the school system, it was about how to save democracy, how to protect the country from invasion) people were ready to take up both physical and judicial weapons, and they were not at all prepared to let their political opponents preach what they saw as dangerous ideas. 
So, some of the executions came from the people in power killing each other for control over the National Assembly, but they were overwhelmingly middle class and only 2000 or so were executed in Paris.  Mostly, the executions happened in areas of civil unrest. If I remember correctly, RR Palmer says in Twelve Who Ruled that half of all those who were executed were armed rebels, which could also explain why there are more workers and peasants were executed than clergy and nobles. I mean, no offense to those guys, but I think in general the lower classes are more likely to pick up a pike and fight the system than your local bishop.

nauticalphasmid:

valdsbejakande:

mr-elementle:

IF THE POINT WAS TO GET RID OF THE NOBILITY SO THE WORKING CLASS AND PEASANTS WOULD HAVE MORE FREEDOM THEN WHY THE FUCK DID YOU KILL MORE PEASANTS AND WORKERS THAN CLERGY AND NOBILITY?!?!?!?

I KNEW THE FRENCH REVOLUTION WAS A FUCING FAILURE BUT DIDNT THINK IT WAS THAT BAD

The point wasn’t to kill the nobles. That was never the goal of the revolution.

More peasants, workers and middle class people were killed because they made up 98% of the population. And considering the nobility made up 1-2% of the French population and 8% of the executed, they were still executed more often proportionally. 

So I didn’t pay a lot of attention in my French Rev subject last semester, but wasn’t a lot of the Reign of Terror also because people of different political slants were accusing each other of not being patriots? And a lot of that happened in the regional towns (i.e. most of the population i.e. ‘peasants’)?

Sort of. There were a lot of political conflicts like there are anywhere, but the stakes were much, much higher than normal and violence had been the way to deal with conflict for a while when the Terror began. And it was mutual, the royalists wanted to kill the republicans and the moderates wanted to kill the terrorists who wanted to kill the royalists. No one could afford not to use violent means. There just wasn’t a functioning democracy in place that could support normal dissent. Because the stakes were so incredibly high (the question to solve wasn’t “just” how to best organize the school system, it was about how to save democracy, how to protect the country from invasion) people were ready to take up both physical and judicial weapons, and they were not at all prepared to let their political opponents preach what they saw as dangerous ideas. 

So, some of the executions came from the people in power killing each other for control over the National Assembly, but they were overwhelmingly middle class and only 2000 or so were executed in Paris. 
Mostly, the executions happened in areas of civil unrest. If I remember correctly, RR Palmer says in Twelve Who Ruled that half of all those who were executed were armed rebels, which could also explain why there are more workers and peasants were executed than clergy and nobles. I mean, no offense to those guys, but I think in general the lower classes are more likely to pick up a pike and fight the system than your local bishop.

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overlypolitebisexual:

"if you were polite and nice with your activism we’d listen" no you wouldn’t you fucking liars

(via stalinistqueens)

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Saint-Just showing off an assignat
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Saint-Just showing off an assignat

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The Trial of Gracchus Babeuf
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The Trial of Gracchus Babeuf

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mr-elementle:

IF THE POINT WAS TO GET RID OF THE NOBILITY SO THE WORKING CLASS AND PEASANTS WOULD HAVE MORE FREEDOM THEN WHY THE FUCK DID YOU KILL MORE PEASANTS AND WORKERS THAN CLERGY AND NOBILITY?!?!?!? I KNEW THE FRENCH REVOLUTION WAS A FUCING FAILURE BUT DIDNT THINK IT WAS THAT BAD

The point wasn’t to kill the nobles. That was never the goal of the revolution. 
More peasants, workers and middle class people were killed because they made up 98% of the population. And considering the nobility made up 1-2% of the French population and 8% of the executed, they were still executed more often proportionally. 

mr-elementle:

IF THE POINT WAS TO GET RID OF THE NOBILITY SO THE WORKING CLASS AND PEASANTS WOULD HAVE MORE FREEDOM THEN WHY THE FUCK DID YOU KILL MORE PEASANTS AND WORKERS THAN CLERGY AND NOBILITY?!?!?!?

I KNEW THE FRENCH REVOLUTION WAS A FUCING FAILURE BUT DIDNT THINK IT WAS THAT BAD

The point wasn’t to kill the nobles. That was never the goal of the revolution.

More peasants, workers and middle class people were killed because they made up 98% of the population. And considering the nobility made up 1-2% of the French population and 8% of the executed, they were still executed more often proportionally. 

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inthegardensoftheeyrie:

ADRESSE DE LA SOCIÉTÉ RÉPUBLICAINE DE PINSAC À LA CONVENTION.

La Société républicaine de Pinsac, district de Saint-Ceré, département du Lot, à la Convention nationale.

8 août 1793, l’an 2e de la République, une et indivisible.

Législateurs,

Le nom de Louis ne peut se prononcer parmi nous sans nous saisir d’horreur et d’effroi… Nous avons arrêté, de l’agrément de nos collègues qui portent encore le nom de Louis, qu’à ce titre odieux pour de vrais républicains sera substitué celui de Montagnard. Veuillez, législateurs, approuver par un décret ce sage changement de nom, et ne pas douter un instant de notre amour pour la sainte Montagne, qui a donné à la France une constitution qui, cimentée par le sang, fera le bonheur de l’univers.

DELMAS FILS, président.

On lit en marge de la pièce : « Reçu le 20 août ». Et plus bas : « Renvoyé au Comité d’instruction publique par celui des pétitions, le 24 août, l’an deuxième de la République. G. BOUQUIER ».

Some zealots from RandomCommune decided that nobody should be called Louis anymore. They should be called Montagnard. (I wonder if they mean the family name or first name thought… probably the former, hopefully???)