Egyptians protest rising food prices earlier this year in Cairo. The government is being blamed for bread shortages in the country.(KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptians protest rising food prices earlier this year in Cairo. The government is being blamed for bread shortages in the country.
(KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Let Them Eat Cake

April 22, 2008  •  From theTrumpet.com
Famine and revolution go hand in hand.
 

In Paris they wanted blood. In the mid-afternoon, July 14, 1789, the mob marched on the Bastille. By the end of the day the revolutionaries had their first major victory. France was on the road toward a bloody revolution. A few years later, Napoleon Bonaparte strode across the continent of Europe.

The mob in Petrograd was also in a violent mood. What started out as a bread riot brought about the death of an entire royal family. The mighty Russian empire crumbled into dust and the Soviet Union rose from its ruins.

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