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King Louis XVI of France Tried for Treason (1792) Options
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King Louis XVI of France Tried for Treason (1792)

Louis XVI was King of France from 1774 to 1792. Shy, dull, and corpulent, he proved unsuited to the task of navigating the complex social and political conflict smoldering in France. His failure to resolve the country's enormous debt touched off a chain of events that culminated in the outbreak of revolution. In 1792, the monarchy was abolished and Louis tried for treason. Found guilty, he was guillotined on January 21, 1793. What supposedly foiled his attempted escape from France in 1791? More...
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Poor Louis. He seemed to have good intentions by trying to abolish serfdom and increase tolerance for non-Catholics. I think the man had some good ideas about how to lead France. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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he just was not suited to be king
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The Declaration of Pillnitz

In response to Louis XVI’s capture and forced return to Paris, Prussia and Austria issued the Declaration of Pillnitz on August 27, 1791, warning the French against harming the king and demanding that the monarchy be restored. The declaration also implied that Prussia and Austria would intervene militarily in France if any harm came to the king.

Prussia and Austria’s initial concern was simply for Louis XVI’s well-being, but soon the countries began to worry that the French people’s revolutionary sentiment would infect their own citizens. The Declaration of Pillnitz was issued to force the French Revolutionaries to think twice about their actions and, if nothing else, make them aware that other countries were watching the Revolution closely.

http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/frenchrev/section4.rhtml
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For King Louis XVI, the horror of the Guillotine was his fate. The good doctor was an excellent engineer but a poor judge of the debts of human cruelty.
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Would appear that he got what he deserved. Now if those that were in the GW Bush administration that condoned and practiced torture would receive the same, that would then be true justice.
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