French revolution comic

French revolution comic

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  • Storming of the Bastille
  • Third estate raiding the Bastille for gunpowder
  • King's army protecting the Bastille.
  • King Louis XVI excecuted
  • Louis XVI will be executed by the guillotine
  • First day of the reign of terror
  • We shall make terror on the order of the day!
  • Hooray!
  • Not sure if this is such a great idea...
  • On July 14th, 1789, about 1000 revolutionaries marched towards the Bastille prison. After tension started to rise in Paris. King Louis dispatched troops to Paris, the people feared that there would be a conflict. So they raided Hotel des Invalides to get muskets. Then on that day, they stormed the Bastille to get gunpowder in order to use their guns. At Bastille revolutionaries also beheaded the governor and 3 other officers. This event marked the first day of the French revolution.
  • Committee of Public Safety re-established
  • 11 members of the committee of public safety after being re-established with Robespierre in the center.
  • On January 21st, 1793, King Louis XVI of France was publically executed by the guillotine at Place de la Revolution in Paris. The reason King Louis XVI was executed because in August 1792 King Louis and his wife Marie Antoinette tried to escape France as they were being held captive. But on their way there they were spotted and arrested. This made the national convention to put King Louis into trial. And with a 1 vote difference, it was decided that King Louis XVI would be sent and killed by the guillotine because of conspiracy with foreign powers and being a traitor.
  • Maximillien Robespierre excecuted
  • The reign of terror shall now come to an end. Maximilien Robespierre will be executed by the guillotine
  • On September 5th, 1973, the reign of terror began when a group of Parisian radicals within the national convention petitioned in the national assembly for “terror on the order of the day”. The reason the government wanted to terrorize and cause fear within the French people is so that they could suppress counter-revolutions and also scare off enemies outside of France which was Austria and Prussia at the time.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte becomes consul of France
  • Long Live Consul Napoleon Bonaparte
  • On September 6th, 1793, the Committee of Public Safety was re-established as a form of government. During the reign of terror, Maximillien Robespierre was the main figurehead in the Committee of Public Safety and the committee had a lot of power in French society during the reign of terror. Where the purpose of the Committee was to arrest and execute those who are the enemies of the revolution. This meant counter-revolutionaries were the main target. The Committee would also raise new armies and assure food supplies to the people and the army.
  • At the later stages of the reign of terror, Maximillien Robespierre started to lose a lot of his past influence and authority in French society and within the national convention. This is because the people think that Robespierre has too much power and his radical ideas made a lot of people die. In the final days, Robespierre was prosecuted and eventually arrested by the people as they wanted to end his reign of terror. On July 28, 1794, Robespierre was executed and his death marked to the end of the reign of terror, where he was the last victim of his reign of terror.
  • Britain, Prussia and Austria, were France's enemies during the revolution, where those countries didn't want revolutionary ideas to spread to their country because they were a monarchy. But Napoleon Bonaparte who was a French general was able to defeat those countries in a series of wars called the Napoleonic Wars. And in November 1799 Napoleon created a successful coup against the Directory, which was France's government at that time. Which made Napoleon became the consul of France which basically gave him unlimited powers over France.
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