Almost Made It

Almost Made It

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  • Hey, what if I showed the guard who we are. He will be in such awe that he’ll let us pass with no problem.
  • Pft, that won’t happen. We are so close to your family’s home, let us let our titles do the talking.
  • Excuse me, but I am King Louis XVI of France and this is my beautiful family. I’m sure we would be able to pass this border to Austria?
  • Wow, are you really the king of France!? I will have no trouble letting you pass-
  • On a June night, in 1791, King Louis XVI of France and the royal family are seen fleeing to Austria, disguised as commoners, to build an army. They are only a border away from Austria when Louis comes up with an idea.
  • Did he just say he was the King of France?!
  • Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, questions her husband’s plan and worried that they would be recognized and sent back to Paris. They had developed quite the reputation and the commoners were furious with them.
  • The guard comes by to inspect the families carriage. He does not question why they are traveling and is ignorant to the family fleeing from the French Revolution.
  • I didn’t see that coming...
  • However, a Jacobin guard recognizes the family and it sent back to Paris.
  • Well, guess he should've seen this coming, seeing that guard in support of Maximilien Robespierre would be guarding the border to Austria.
  • This is what happened before Louis is tried and executed with the Guillotine, with Marie following not far behind later on, and the Reign of Terror begins.
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