The Russian vote in Crimea over the weekend has an exact historical antecedent.
96% in favor of the takeover, according to CNN.
the result of the vote was 99% in favor.
In both instances the votes were held at the point of bayonets although they certainly would have been approved without intimidation just not with such impressively overwhelming numbers.
As pointed out by this writer, this is not Godwin's Law but an amazingly similar historical parallel. It is almost as if Putin wants to take the mantle of Worst Vlad in History away from Vlad Tepes.