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Strip by: manyhills
T. Rex: Louis XVI's execution could have been put to...
T. Rex: ...A REFERENDUM!
Dromiceiomimus: Yes! The National Convention considered an 'appeal to the people'. It was rejected, but only by 41 votes!
Utahraptor: Man! A whole country voting on if you deserve to die? Pretty harsh!
T. Rex: I wonder what the question would have been?
T. Rex: "LEAVE his head on... or turn him into REMAINs?"
Alt-text: if I were Louis XVI, my buzz would have been distinctly harshed
The author writes:
Everything per Joseph Trapp's Proceedings of the French National Convention on the Trial of Louis XVI. In the initial vote on the ex-King's guilt, a M. Lalande is quoted as saying "I do declare that Louis is neither guilty nor not guilty", presumably in an insufferably smug tone of voice. And French.