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On January 21, 1793, King Louis XVI was executed in favor of the people's wishes, due to him abusing his power as the leader of France. Louis's wife, Marie Antoinette, would later be put to trial, because she abused the people's money so she could have very lavish dresses, she was then executed on October 16, 1793.
King Louis XVI
I don't want to be next!
The Reign of Terror (September 1793 - July 1794), was a time of panic in France. The government created a Committee of Public Safety, to protect the country from war and rebellions. The leader, Robespierre, was a power hungry radical that followed no ones rules. He executed anyone he felt committed treason by rebelling against him. He executed the people with a guillotine, a sharp bladed instrument. After Robespierre started acting like a dictator, the committee had him executed in 1794, which was the end of the committee in 1795.
In 1799 a man named, Napoleon gained power of France in 1799, and then had a coronation in 1809, of himself being crowned the Emperor of France. He was a successful military leader and emperor that in the 19th century he had control over majority of Europe. In 1812 his invasion in Russia didn't end well causing him to be exiled but in 1815 he returns briefly to power. In 1815, he loses another battle, the battle of Waterloo, which causes him to exiled again but to a more remote island, where he dies at age 51, in 1821.
ALL HAIL EMPEROR NAPOLEON the FIRST!
Written by IZZY ESBER, LIBBY JUMP, and SPENSER JACKSON
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION & NAPOLEON
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