There were four stages of the French Revolution...
The Moderate Stage! 1789-1782
The National Assembly...
The Radical Stage...1792-1795
Honestly man...just lots of cutting-off-heads and angry peasants.
The Reactionary stage 1795-1799
Here, we have Robespierre in quite a pickle...
The Assembly at this early stage was dominated by moderated reformers from the bourgeois and noble classes. Most members hoped to keep the king as a ceremonial figurehead by turning France into a constitutional monarchy. Tennis court oath pictured above.
And the Napoleonic Stage! 1799-1814
Lastly, Napoleon, the man who made pain fashionable!
The French are going to go to war with the British, the Netherlands, Prussia and Spain because of attempts to restore the French to its old government and the fear of countries revolting against their country. The guillotine and guerilla warfare were dominate in this stage.
In the French revolution, the parliamentary revolt was initiated which resulted in the fall of Maximilien Robespierre and the collapse of revolutionary fervour and The Reign of Terror in France.
The Napoleonic era is a period in France and Europe. Generally classified as including the fourth and final stage of the French Revolution. Napoleon takes power and changes France forever.