Monday, April 20, 2009
Today in History, The vote that started it all French Revolutionary Wars
April 20Th, 1792 with the assembly voting for war, France declared war on Austria. Even though they were already at war with Great Brittan. During the French Revolutionary Wars where the monarchs of Europe bickered, France was renounced by revolutionist. Following the declaration of war, French soldiers deserted en masse and, in one case, murdered their general. But it only gets worse later with the storming of the Tuileries and execution of the King Louis XVI and his Queen Marie Antoinette.