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Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:23 PM

 

So which side would the Clinton's be on in the French Revolution?

Just curious, since the subject was brought up for the rest of us

1. With Marat and the sans-coulottes


2. With Robespierre and the Jacobins


3. With de Sade and the Montagnards


4. With Lafayette and the Girondins


5. Under the guillotine

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Reply So which side would the Clinton's be on in the French Revolution? (Original post)
Katashi_itto Oct 2015 OP
peacebird Oct 2015 #1
99Forever Oct 2015 #15
Recursion Oct 2015 #18
peacebird Oct 2015 #20
upaloopa Oct 2015 #2
elehhhhna Oct 2015 #3
Walk away Oct 2015 #4
Kalidurga Oct 2015 #5
Post removed Oct 2015 #6
Buzz cook Oct 2015 #7
BlueMTexpat Oct 2015 #10
sufrommich Oct 2015 #16
Persondem Oct 2015 #8
Armstead Oct 2015 #9
Fumesucker Oct 2015 #11
Agnosticsherbet Oct 2015 #12
MisterP Oct 2015 #13
Zorra Oct 2015 #14
Recursion Oct 2015 #17
SidDithers Oct 2015 #19

Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:24 PM

1. Marie Antoinette's

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Response to peacebird (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 08:06 AM

15. ^^^THIS!^^^

Without a doubt.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 08:15 AM

18. Opposing free market reforms like Marie did?

Interesting. Necker, whom she opposed at all turns, was against subsidising bread for the poor (as were the Jacobins); she was for it. She also never said "let them eat cake". She gets a bad rap.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 04:31 PM

20. I did not know that! Thank you!

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:30 PM

2. Now that's making up some stuff.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:32 PM

3. Depends on who'd pony up the most cash.

 

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:41 PM

4. The same side as Sherrod Brown and John Lewis!

and mine!

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:42 PM

5. She is smart so probably

On the east side of the Saar.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:48 PM

7. Are you serious?

The answer for either should be obvious.

Bill Clinton was an orphan in a rural area were the odds of his survival to adulthood would be very poor. He had no familial connections to get a trade and certainly no way to get into the petite bourgeoisie. He'd be an illiterate laborer, at best. He wouldn't have been given the choice to side with the aristocrats.

Hillary was born into the petite bourgeoisie or more likely trade. She also would have been illiterate, schooled only in the womanly virtues. If she had married up she still wouldn't have been an aristocratic on any level. However it's possible her husband could have been involved in serving the aristocracy in some way.
Which ever side Hillary's husband decided he was on would be the one Hillary would be on. She wouldn't get to choose.

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Response to Buzz cook (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:50 PM

10. Nice answer from someone who

seems to know a lot more about French history than many. Thanks!

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Response to Buzz cook (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 08:06 AM

16. I love this answer to a totally ridiculous question.Bravo.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:49 PM

8. Oh great, some more red meat for anti Clinton crowd. But to answer your question ...

6. They would have moved to the Colonies 15 years earlier.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:49 PM

9. Whichever side seemed to have the upper hand at any given point

 

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:51 PM

11. The same side they're always on Pinkie

Their own.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 06:04 PM

12. 5.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2015, 11:04 PM

13. Orleanist: keeping the bread carts out of town, leading mobs into their cousins' apartments

starting whispering campaigns about how the Queen's a *gasp* Autre chienne

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 08:03 AM

14. Other: With King George III.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 08:13 AM

17. They wouldn't be married to each other, first off

As a bourgeois woman she probably wouldn't have participated directly at all.

Chicago is probably roughly equivalent to Marseille, so her husband would probably be a Girondin.

Bill as a poor rural orphan would probably have ended up revolting in the Vendee with the other western peasants.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 08:27 AM

19. ...



Sid

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