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Gabelle époque

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Strip by: manyhills

T-Rex: What caused... THE FRENCH REVOLUTION?
T-Rex: Who knows?
T-Rex: Furet says, the Enlightenment. Marx says, inevitable historical pressures. Americans say, America[1].
Utahraptor: Let's be scientific & try reproducing it!
T-Rex: Great! You reestablish a sclerotic feudal aristocracy. I'll tax salt.
Caption: THAT EVENING...
{T-Rex is in a tumbril with a guillotine in the distance}
T-Rex: *gulp*

The author writes:

[1] The Wikipedia article 'French Revolution' begins with five lines of what the French Revolution was and then fourteen lines of why the Founding Fathers deserve the credit for it.