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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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    The Reign of Terror: Was it Justified? September 1792 marks a turning point in history. A time of divided people, a time of beheading, and a time of terror. The Reign of Terror began with to imprisonment of Louis XVI in September of 1792. A new type of government was put in place, republic, causing the division of people. Some were counterrevolutionaires, against the new government, some were pro-revolution, for the new government. The two sides did not get along so the government turned to…

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    The Reign of Terror was a period of time when many ordinary citizens, dictators, and political figures were executed. Maximilien Robespierre, a jacobin leader, governed France and during this time many causes happened like the Battles in France, the establishment of the Committee of Public Safety and Robespierre's leadership of the Jacobins. As Wars continue, the National Convention had to deal with Austria and Prussia, which turned back at the Battle of Valmy. When they took office, the…

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    The Reign of Terror: Was it Justified? Should an individual be put to death because of an opinion about society? Subpar conditions in France caused Maximilien Robespierre, the leader of the radical phase of the French Revolution, to enact the “Reign of Terror”, which was an extremely violent response to the reign of Louis XVI by the revolutionary government. During this period of two years, the Guillotine, or “National Razor” dropped a heavy blade on the necks of thousands of people who were…

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    this request, and was taken out of power. When this occurs, the lack of power and control opens a window of time in which the citizens of Europe could fight for what they want. Thus causing the Reign of Terror. Mass amounts of death occurred, leaving every man to fight for themselves. The Reign of Terror was justified in sense that it…

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    the Reign of terror. The first victim was none other than Marie Antoinette, after her husband's death and her sons suspicious disappearance, Lady Antoinette was sentenced and condemned to face the guillotines. Thus the start of La Terreur. Executions were considered a learning experience, and women were encouraged to attend and do knitting while they watched in awe. During the revolution 2,400 lost their lives in Paris, across France the number was a staggering 30,000, all during the Reign of…

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    The Reign of Terror and Its Impact On the French Revolution “Virtue, without which terror is destructive; terror, without which virtue is impotent” (Perry, 104). Throughout the French Revolution, violence was used as a means to control counterrevolutionaries, the clergy, and any other citizen or person that might wish to bring down the Revolution. Through Robespierre and the Jacobins and their use and support of the guillotine, aristocracy was able to vanish, and through the Code Napoléon the…

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    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 to combat the incompetence of the French monarchy, but the heinous acts and crimes…

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    The French Revolution’s Reign of Terror The French Revolution’s Reign of Terror is one of the easiest and most famous examples of mob mentality.Mob mentality had a huge impact in the French Revolution’s Reign Of Terror. It begins when the French government decided to take strict measures against those being suspected with enemies. King Louis XVI was executed in 1793 after the king got executed people in France saw the guillotine as a weapon that they feared. The guillotine was used for purging…

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    necessary is controversial. Leading this reign of terror was dictator, Maximilien Robespierre, who was apart of the Jacobins and ruled France for about a year under absolute power. He ordered that anyone who was against the French Revolution would be imprisoned or executed. The problem with this was that not all who were accused were guilty. Robespierre’s justification for killing all of these people was to protect the revolution. However, the Reign of Terror was not justified due to the fact…

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