French Revolution

French Revolution

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  • Factions
  • We cannot allow him to live
  • But isn't killing him, too far?
  • Factions
  • You must be willing if you want to win this war
  • Radical Leaders
  • If you aren't with us you are against us!
  • The Montagnards/Jacobins, The Plain, and Girodins are all meeting to talk about their future plans.
  • Execution of the King
  • The Girodins don't believe it is right to kill the king, but the Montagnards/Jacobins think they don't care enough. The Plain supported the Girodins at first but then sided with the Montagnards/Jacobins.
  • Tightening Control
  • Committee of Public Safety
  • Maximilien Robespierre, a Montagnard/Jacobin, has taken control of the National Convention and decided that unless you are 100% with him you aren't loyal to the cause.
  • France's Reaction
  • This isn't that great
  • Honestly, things were better with a king
  • The king was placed on trial. The Girondins hoped it would never happen but eventually, it did. He was sentenced to die the next morning and the streets were quiet as he was put into the guillotine
  • After taking complete control, Maximilien Robespierre created the Committee of Public Safety. This was created to manage the country's defenses, they drafted every man 18-45 into the military. 
  • The people began to speak out and say that their situation wasn't much better. They realized their leader wasn't great and it was better with a king. They just wanted things to be back to normal.
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