Maximilien Robespierre

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  • The Terror, By Maximilien Robespierre

    found it difficult to precisely define a reason as to what caused ‘The Terror,’ this is due to it being a culmination of terrible events leading to tyranny. ‘The Terror’ can be defined as the period within 1793 and 1794, when the Robespierre subjugated Jacobian group executed, without remorse, any opposing citizens to their regime. Through the critical analysis of Maximilien Robespierre’s speech ‘On the moral and political principles of domestic policy’ in conjunction with Revolutionary France written by Furet Francois and other secondary sources, this essay will argue the differing perspectives provided by historians to discover a definitive cause to ‘The Terror’ through a common relationship that it holds with the theme of virtue. The context of this period being, the Industrial…

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  • Robespierre Despotacy In The French Revolution

    evident in the French Revolution, specifically the Terror (1793-1794), which was a period of anarchy in France. A despot refers to government which holds all the power and uses it in an oppressive and tyrannical way. The revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre seemed despotic during the Terror, through several of his actions such as; his exploitation of fear, his de-Christianisation of France and his organized execution of ‘enemies of the revolution.’ Robespierre intended to provide…

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  • The Importance Of The Reign Of Terror

    The guillotine was re-introduced as a method of punishment in order to move away from what was deemed as barbaric punishment, such as burning, drowning or hanging. The use of the guillotine symbolised that despite your social class, everyone will receive the same punishment for the crime they commit. When King Louis XVI was put on trial, 380 voted for his execution, among those was Robespierre, and 310 voted against it. On 21 January 1793, Louis XVI, a once respected and feared King of France,…

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  • Maximilien Robespierre: The French Revolution

    Who is doing this?” Harry asked, “The committee of public safety is in charge of trials and execution, it is run by 12 men created to help deal with all of the threats. Maximilien Robespierre is one of the chiefs, he thinks we can only achieve the goals of the revolution though terror.” This is bad he thought, he looked over at the guillotine and imagined his head being chopped off. Robespierre was influenced by Rousseau’s ideas in having a Supreme Being to guide the course of the nation. After…

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  • Judas Iscariot: True Heroes Or Villains Of The French Revolution?

    The Reign of Terror was not about killing or revenge. It was about improving the lives of the citizens of France. It was about defending the nation from foreign attackers and improving the government to offer equality to the people. It may seem extreme to some, but the revolutionaries simply did what was necessary to defend their country attackers foreign and domestic. Some would say it was the responsibility of the revolutionary government to do what was necessary to keep the people safe and…

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  • An Analysis Of Maximilien Robespierre's Reign Of Terror

    collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.” In simpler terms, Berlin is saying that to cure injustice and poverty, men may use revolution and reform but they cannot “live only by fighting evils”, they must also live by positive goals that protect society’s interests as a whole and not become guided by their own ignorance. And it is for these reasons that Maximilien Robespierre’s Reign of Terror was not justified. The revolution in and of itself was essential…

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  • Maximilien Robespierre's Use Of Terror During The French Revolution

    Prosecution of Maximilien Robespierre Maximilien Robespierre did not justifiably utilize terror during the French revolution because he manipulated Enlightenment beliefs to validate his personal timetable. As a result of his frequent use of the death penalty, people’s “virtue” or love for the government became a way for Robespierre to create a fascist nation, not a democracy. The major goal of the Enlightenment oriented revolutionaries was to create a democracy through the participation of the…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of Robespierre

    As a politician and lawyer of the old French Republic, Robespierre appeals to ethos because he is trustworthy and has led the citizens after the collapse of the National Assembly and the formation of the National Convention (Axelrod and Charles par. 2). In addition, the ability to give the French people what they want, which includes freedom, security, and welfare, allows Robespierre to instill a sense of rebellion in the French people that are craving for a liberal leader. Peter Hanns Reill…

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  • Reign Of Terror DBQ

    Austria and Prussia were slightly afraid of the revolution spreading to their country so they become allies with each other and easily invaded France. (Doc B). This was only the beginning of the Reign of Terror. The Reign of Terror was not justified in many ways, simply because the internal threats were never all that harmful, the external threats were very weak, and the extreme methods were used in a time of need and with unnecessary physical force. It was not justified because there is…

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  • Reign Of Terror Essay

    The French Revolution’s ‘Reign of Terror’ was unjustified in both the context in which it was created and in retrospect. The reign of terror was used by Maximilien Robespierre to consolidate his own power and influence in the country and provided no productive solutions to many major underlying socio-economic issues. It also led to the ultimate downfall of everything the French Revolution stood for as a result of the thousands of wrongful public executions and convictions. Maximilien…

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