The Importance Of Suspects Of The French Revolution

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The most accountable group for the Terror is undoubtedly the Committee of Public Safety. This committee did a tremendous job at spreading fear and paranoia throughout the remainder of the Revolution and becoming everything that they swore to defeat. The members were all equal, but none is more popular today than Robespierre. He was a man who prided himself on being incorruptible, but his actions prove that this is not the case as he slowly turned into a dictator. The Committee of Public Safety was doing what they thought was best for a republic, but they did not realize that they were not a big improvement to the monarchy when it came to basic rights. The prime example of this is when they passed the Law of Suspects. The category of suspects …show more content…
The Terror is simply an event that was a subset of the Revolution, but emotionally and mentally it was the same as the French Revolution. Religion, a violence first mindset, and political clubs all had their fair share in escalating the French Revolution and making the whole time period a miserable one full of paranoia. Looking back the French Revolution should still be celebrated. Perhaps there could have been a more diplomatic method through which the Revolution could have played out, but it is useless to ponder it. The French chose to focus on ideology, social tensions, and political circumstances. In the end these were all major players in the descent into Terror. As a result, the common people of France are also as accountable for the Terror as the radical political clubs, and individuals such as Robespierre, because they were all connected to each other and could have served as a check for the other groups. The Terror is simply the result of the French people being so shocked by their own power which arose during the French Revolution and not taking a step back to think practically, instead of

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