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29 May 2014

Max_and_carlota

150 years ago, Maximiliano and Carlota came ashore on Mexican soil. The drawing is… shall we say… idealized? In reality, Max — being an admiral in the Austria-Hungarian Navy — in command of the landing craft, managed to run aground on the beach where the French army had been haphazardly burying troopers who had died of yellow fever.

In retrospect, making his entrance amid corpses, was a fitting start for that regime.

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