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    The French Revolution started out as a peaceful, for the most part, revolt to have the citizens’ demands met. Then it “escalated at a pace never before seen in history” (602). The Reign of Terror and the Law of 22 Prairial left too many people dead for the world to ignore. France will never be the same because of their actions from 1789-1799. The French Revolution was a watershed moment in European history that changed French society, politics, and international relations for the worst. There…

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    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 and Ellen Judy Wilson agree that Robespierre represents a sense of enlightenment during the Reign of…

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    The Committees of Public Safety and General Security represented the progressive avant-garde of the French Revolution. It was their adoption of terror that first used the word ‘terrorist’ in the political agenda, and transformed the Revolution in the eyes of many outsiders from a liberating to now a destructive force. They had to find justifications for their violent killing, especially hanging. Which…

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    For that you must pay. Everyone would be free of your reign of terror”. I launched myself out of his grip and grabbed my weapon. Before I could even aim for his heart his hand connected with my face, pain roared on my right cheek. He then grabbed my neck and started to squeeze. “You know little girl, you could never…

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    Malala was a girl who had a dream. A dream to have equal rights as men. Sadly, that didn’t work out in her favor. Despite the Taliban's attempts to restrict Malala's right to education, social awareness, and freedom, the following of believers and their faith in her is what allowed Malala to survive. Malala wet against the Taliban and didn’t let them get in her way. Even after getting shot, she kept sparking hope in the Pashtun women and men. Malala. Even when she was in the hospital, people…

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    associated with terrorism like they are today? The first use in the English dictionary of the word terrorism occurred during the French Revolution in 1789 which is also known as the reign of terror.Furthermore the word terrorism originated from a Latin term called Terreowhich means to frighten. [Crimemuseum, 2014] Terror is an emotion of anxiety and anticipation which precedes horrific experiences such as a terrorist attack. Subsequent…

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    Napoleon is known as one of the world’s greatest military leaders. He helped France to expand to an Imperium but he also leads France into a war, in which he occupied big parts of Europe. But did he only impact Europe or did he also boost the North American economy and helped the United States of America to expand their impact on the world trade? Napoleon was born in Corsica, which was occupied by France at that time. His parents gave him and his brother Joseph the possibility to get an…

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    Throughout history, the expectations and duties of women have evolved immensely. In some societies women have been confined to the four walls of their homes, and in others women have stood as the heads of government. The role of women in the French Revolution is a complicated one, and it may seem as though these females carried out a multitude of functions. Indeed, women during this era engaged in a diverse array of activities and movements, ranging from dressing in patriotic garb, to writing…

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    The women who influenced the French Revolution ultimately defined feminism and defied the patriarchal society that surrounded them. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, feminism is “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes” and “organized activity on behalf of women 's rights and interests” (“Feminism”). Men of the French Revolution, however, disagreed with the sentiments of the feminist; Jean Jacques Rousseau wrote, “A woman that is an aesthete, is a…

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    the government. What started off as the lower class in France peacefully looking for fair representation when within the government, like forming the National Assembly, eventually became a period of constant rebellions and reforms known as the Reign of Terror, which got more and more violent as the Revolution progressed (Gaynor & Esler 469-478). A dynamic setting like this, where the power within the French government was constantly shifting, would provide for an interesting story since…

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