Monday, September 19, 2011

It's as Easy as ABC/123

Louis-Philippe King of the French
If anyone is up for a puzzler:

"The July Monarchy (French: la monarchie de Juillet), officially the Kingdom of France (French: Royaume de France), was a period of liberal constitutional monarchy in France under King Louis-Philippe starting with the July Revolution (or Three Glorious Days) of 1830 and ending with the Revolution of 1848. It began with the overthrow of the conservative government of Charles X and his senior line of the House of Bourbon. Louis-Philippe, a member of the traditionally more liberal Orléans branch of the House of Bourbon, proclaimed himself roi des Français ("King of the French") rather than roi de France ("King of France"), emphasizing the popular origins of his reign. The new regime's ideal was explicated by Louis-Philippe's famous statement in January 1831: "We will attempt to remain in a juste milieu (the just middle), in an equal distance from the excesses of popular power and the abuses of royal power."

The Chamber of Deputies of 1830 was composed of 402 members divided into two parties; One, strongly supported the revolution of July was nicknamed La queue de Robespierre the smaller party was nicknamed Les honnetes gens. The party supporting the revolution won the vote. The question is, what was the vote?

All the data you need to answer the question is contained in the above paragraph.

No cheating or googling.

The Turtle posted this in a book talk discussion site once, but no one was able to solve it.  That is odd as this is not as difficult as it may appear and you may find a clue in an unexpected place.
What does this have to do with Apologetics?  You'll see.

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