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    Jacobins; Tyrants or Peacemakers? Jacobin “peacemakers” assassinated tyrants, just to become the very tyrant they slaughtered. The Jacobins were a radical club, the purpose of the Jacobins was to promote the ideas of the democracy and achieve equality for every citizen of France. Maximillian Robespierre was the most influential member of the Jacobins, and eventually became their leader, and lead them into the French Revolution in 1789. Jacobins fought ten years against the Monarchy for equality of all citizens. Soon after they achieved their goals, the newfound democracy began taking steps backwards, bringing unfair treatment to the French citizens as well as much bloodshed. Everything the Jacobins fought for, eventually became a mirrored…

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    There were two major issues that were addressed within these pieces that they assumed brought the Terror closer to reality, a war of liberation and also the belief that the war would rid France of traitors. The political interests of the Girondins were important in determining the movement and result of the revolution, their conflict with the Jacobin Club led to their demise of mass executions taking place and the commencing of the ‘Reign of Terror.’ Their difference in political opinions can…

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    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…

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    the people wanted to do more damage to the government. The citizens put in charge Maximilien Francois Marie or Robespierre. This man was considered the most powerful man during the Radical phase. Robespierre wanted the same thing that the people of France did, a formation of a democratic republic, however he did it with a new idea. The people called the time that Robespierre was in charge the Reign of Terror. He created this to put fear into people that wanted to go against the new ideas. He…

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    factions of French society; the nobles, the clergy, and the commoners. Because they had not met for well over 100 years, the assembly ended in despair. The Third Estate, or the commoners, used this opportunity to declare itself the National Assembly and invited the other Estates to join. According to the “Tennis Court Oath” the National Assembly’s job was to “[Meet] until the constitution of the kingdom shall be established and consolidated upon firm foundations” (58-59). To some Assemblymen…

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    They seek alliance to expand the correspondence network. Spielvoge indicated that “there were nine hundred Jacobin clubs in France associated with the Parisian center one year later” (576). It is one of the most radical organizations that arose during the Revolution. They were the main advocates of republicanism during the Revolution. It should be studied today because the Jacobin advocated freedom and equality, which was the initial intention of the Revolution. Nation in arms In order to…

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    Looking into the eyes of the traitor. Hate fills every bit of your heart. All you can think is “I want them dead”. These were the type of thoughts that authority figures would think back during the Reign of Terror. The Reign of Terror was a big part of the French Revolution. The Reign of Terror was the killing of hundreds of people who were suspected of committing treason and fighting for Prussia/Austria. Individuals argued if this was justified or in other words if they had a necessary reason…

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    The Reign of Terror was a continuation of the revolution that began in 1789. Although the Terror was an extreme set of laws, they were the only permanent rules that existed among the chaos. Even though they were vague laws, people accepted the terror because it helped to combat their feelings of alienation and paranoia in regards to all aspects of the revolution. While other historians discuss the significance of the foreign and civil wars in relation to the Terror, as a whole, the food…

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    that the French Revolution was the catalyst that began modern terrorism and it is reason France is incredibly susceptible to terror attacks in the present. The multitude of terror attacks on France’s soil can be linked back to the history of words related to terrorism, the social effects of the Reign of Terror, Laïcité, the double edged sword of citizenship, the stigmatization of nonconforming French minorities, and modern French irreligiosity. Although it may seem doubtful that the roots of…

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    attempt to find hoarders and punish them. As the government began to sense that people, especially farmers and merchants, were hoarding their food, they set out to execute those who were caught doing so or anyone suspicious. The high bread prices were putting a continuous strain on the king because his people were highly discontent with his ruling (Popkin 42). Throughout the Revolution, France was under a constant threat of being invaded by outside European countries. Prussia and Austria were…

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