Consequences Of The Reign Of Terror

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The French Revolution turned into the Reign of Terror. Under the leadership of Maximillian Robespierre, a new way of life for citizens living in France was being created. However, the only way to control the citizens to adapt to the new way to act and behave in society was through violence. Any individual who started to speak or act bad against the current government, was considered a rebel and would need to be punished. The guillotine was put and used to kill innocent people and set an example that others would face the same punishment. Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety would rule over France. Robespierre felt that only by running France like a dictatorship that he could create a new France. Over twenty thousand innocent people were executed for a full year, known as the Reign of Terror. During this time France was a limited monarchy, meaning that the Kings didn’t have complete power. They would have to rule with someone else. This monarchy was eventually destroyed and a republic was formed. At the same time, the Jacobins, supporters of Maximillian Robespierre and thought violence was a good choice to control the public, had political control in the National …show more content…
First there was the loss of people, around seventeen thousand people were sentenced to death by guillotine. Some killed were people in high power such as the king and his wife Marie, Danton and Maximillian Robespierre. Another effect on the citizens of France was the destruction of their property, several hotels and prisons were destroyed. More importantly, many castles, homes and large mansions were attacked. Even through the Terror ended, it still caused a war between France and its surrounding nations. After Britain and Russia heard about the death of the king and his wife, they didn’t want to lose more people like in the Terror incident. Therefore, they joined together to fight against

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