untamedantinous: (it is fitting and right to die for one's)
[personal profile] untamedantinous
Jean Prouvaire, Bahorel, and M. Mabeuf. These men died on this day in Paris, fighting for a republic and a free France. They will not be forgotten. I must confess I knew two far better than the last; but they were all gallant, honorable men.

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Date: 2011-06-05 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
[Well, that's sure to catch his interest. He responds quickly, with a note of interest in his voice.]

Is it? What has happened?

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Date: 2011-06-05 07:18 pm (UTC)
unreadability: (D: dame brave dame)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
France came out the loser of its precious war with Germany. In the chaos that followed, monarchy proved to have as little effect as ever.

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Date: 2011-06-05 07:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
I would assume as much. But when was the war with Germany?

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Date: 2011-06-05 07:49 pm (UTC)
unreadability: (sympathetic: suddenly a pattern emerges)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
[She hesitates for a long moment. The relationship between Germany and France is... a sore spot. A reminder of the French arrogance in regards to Luxembourg's autonomy.]

1870 to 1871. In response to the resolving treaty, the monarchy imposed several, unjust levies on the Parisian commoners. With its claim to the Tricolore, the people of France consequently rejected its kings and established parliament.

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Date: 2011-06-05 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
Not so much has changed concerning the monarchy, then. [A little pause, and then he smiles some.] Nor the spirit of Parisians.

The events I was speaking of were in 1832. The June rebellion.

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Date: 2011-06-05 08:05 pm (UTC)
unreadability: (reflective: you see right through me)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
It is a time still terribly vivid in our collective memory.
Edited Date: 2011-06-05 08:25 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2011-06-06 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
I am certain it must be. It is, at least, gratifying to know that our sacrifices were not in vain.

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Date: 2011-06-06 08:14 am (UTC)
unreadability: (close: so much to see)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
To any Luxembourgian citizen, the French republic functions as the ultimate ally. Thus, the insistent struggle of this nation of brothers has not left us unaffected.

[In every meaning of the word. After all, France was one of the many European countries that believed Luxembourg served as a mere trading card.]

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Date: 2011-06-07 09:00 am (UTC)
unreadability: (affected: nothing but a simple touch)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
Even now, with Chambord's claim to the throne long since waned and the Comte de Paris stripped of support...

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Date: 2011-06-07 09:06 am (UTC)
unreadability: (pensive: bottoms up everything's out)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
... the royalists continue to herd power like wolves closing in on a drove of cattle.

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Date: 2011-06-08 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
[He makes a slight face.]

Then that has not changed, either.

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Date: 2011-06-08 08:22 am (UTC)
unreadability: (determined: consequences be damned)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
Homo homini lupus, yes? Man has never held his fellow man in high regard. Especially when power and gold is at stake.

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Date: 2011-06-10 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
All men are brothers. They should realize such things.

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Date: 2011-06-10 10:13 am (UTC)
unreadability: (neutral: porcelain skin)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
'Liberté, égalité et fraternité' is an ideal like many others. A horizon to always keep in sight, but not an actuality we can be certain to see realised in our own lifetime. Not without its compromises and settlements.

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Date: 2011-06-11 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] untamedantinous.livejournal.com
I am aware of this. It would, however, be preferable to not have said compromises made with kings. [Not that he's bitter about 1830, or anything.]

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Date: 2011-06-11 07:16 pm (UTC)
unreadability: (uncomfortable: taken for granted)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
Monarchy as a form of government is indeed problematic. I can sympathise with this sentiment... more so than most.

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Date: 2011-06-12 08:35 am (UTC)
unreadability: (royal: my decision is final)
From: [personal profile] unreadability
In 1867, my father was a leading figure in the reestablishment of Luxembourgian autonomy, and - along with my husband - he has continued to suppress the strain of the Dutch rule over our territories.
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