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Images from History: the French Revolution

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A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are three thousand, about the French Revolution, which saw the overthrow of the corrupt and arrogant aristocracy and the antiquated and vain monarchy, a revolution partially inspired by the American Revolution.

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What thoughts and emotions do the following photos invoke in readers that are relevant to the current economic-political crisis in America today?


French revolutionaries storming the Bastille



The women of Paris marrch on the Palace of Versailles



Bad Hair Day for the Elitists in France during the French Revolution

 

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Unfortunately there were much more normal, innocen... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Sep 24, 2008 at 6:22:21 PM
Yes, Mark, eventually the guillotine kissed many o... by Mac McKinney on Wednesday, Sep 24, 2008 at 9:37:38 PM
The bloodlust that ensued is probably the best exa... by Rady Ananda on Wednesday, Sep 24, 2008 at 7:07:12 PM
  ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB70m... by Nemo on Thursday, Sep 25, 2008 at 1:48:56 AM
Of course, the French revolution began after the F... by pft on Friday, Sep 26, 2008 at 2:21:04 AM