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  • The Reign of Terror is the label given by some historians to a period during the French Revolution after the First French Republic was established. During the Reign of Terror, people were prosecuted and sentenced to death for the slightest things. Between June 1973, there were 16594 official death sentences in France, 2,639 of which were in Paris.
  • You did the slightest thing wrong. Off with your head!
  • Was there any reasonable reason for all of these executions?
  • French lawyer and politician, one of the best known and most influential figures associated with the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. He campaigned for universal male suffrage in France, price controls on basic food commodities and the abolition of slavery in the French colonies. He was an ardent opponent of the death penalty, but played an important role in arranging the execution of King Louis XVI, which led to the establishment of a French Republic.
  • Why did RP suddenly have a change of heart about execution during the revolution?
  • The king must go
  • The fall of Robespierre was brought about by a combination of those who wanted more power for the Committee of Public Safety and the moderates who completely opposed the revolutionary government. The reign of the standing Committee of Public Safety was ended. New members were appointed the day after Robespierre's execution, and limits on terms of office were fixed. The Committee's powers were gradually eroded.
  • Was there ever really a way to please both sides?
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