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The Reign of Terror is working. We have arrested 300,000 people and after hasty and unfair trials, executed 17,000. Many more rot in dirty prisons.
The invention of the guillotine has made executions much more humane and efficient.
May 1794, France
I am terrified that Robespierre is getting out of control. He may come after all of us next. We must stop him. Let's arrest him tonight and execute him before he can execute one of us.
July 27, 1794, France
July 28, 1794, France
Robespierre, today you will be executed and the Reign of Terror will end. While we still support the Revolution and a Republic, your way is not the way to do it.