“Almost as frightening for the citizens was the uncertainty: as the laws changed, so there were more crimes” (Hunt 63). The crime in France rose extremely high because of the state that the country was in during this time period. People were afraid for their lives not only from the revolution and the unknowing of the future, but that their own countrymen were committing crimes against their own people.France near the end of the revolution was in complete shambles. The French people were in dire need of a leader, although they had overthrown their government they quickly realized that they were extremely worse off post revolt. Napoleon Bonaparte knew that this was the perfect time to seize control of
During the process Maximum government law was created, allowing higher taxes on the rich, social reform, and free education. These acts created violent uprisings that were later broken up during the reign of terror led by Robespierre. Due to the great victory of the army the new reforms seemed pointless and the man who sponsored them Robespierre was overthrown and sentenced to death by execution and the Maximum government law was dissolved. In the southeast and also the west the national convention was dispersed when royalists tried to seize power in Paris, these royalists were destroyed by Napoleon Bonaparte the young French General. The constant struggle between the war and different risings of political powers and assemblies also revolutionaries and counterrevolutionaries led to the complete dissolve of the republic and the 18
Maximilien Robespierre and many of his allies were arrested and taken to prison on July 27, 1794. “He escaped with the aid of a sympathetic jailer and hid in the Hotel de Ville in Paris”(Biography.com). When he received notice that he had been declared an outlaw, he tried to commit suicide but only succeeded in injuring his jaw. The National Convention then abducted him and he was killed the next day by the same machine that he himself had used to kill so many others Maximilien Robespierre was a terrific politician and revolutionary, and this allowed him to move up the ranks of French society and gain influence during the revolution. He was renowned for his moral values and exceptional ideas for the future of France.
As the people 's anger grew towards the Monarchy, the Bastille, as massive stronghold and prison for political prisoners, it became a symbol for the common people 's anger towards the monarchy. When the King sent 250 barrels of gunpowder to help defend the Bastille. Unfortunately, it just encouraged the revolutionists to take the Bastille and Gunpowder at the same time. On July 14, 1789, a massive group of peasants and revolutionists attempted to take the Bastille. Despite Bernard-René de Launay, commander of the Bastille’s best efforts to soothe the crowd 's wrath, the mighty fortress fell, and 7 political prisoners were freed and all the gunpowder was taken.
The citizens of France started to starve and protested against Marie for using the money belonging to the country for personal items. This is when she said,”Let them eat cake,” for little did she know that she was one of the only wealthy people in the whole country. On July 14, 1789, 900 French citizens stormed the Bastille prison to take arms and ammunition marking the beginning of the French Revolution. On October 6 of the same year, a mob of Parisian women protesting the high cost of bread and other goods marched to the castle and drug the entire royal family into the city and imprisoned them in Tuileries. The King and Queen tried to escape to the Austrian border where the queen’s brother waited with troops ready to invade France.
Finally, he faced his ultimate demise, the Battle of Waterloo. As he approached the massive opposing military that stood in front of him, Napoleon knew he had only one option, which was to run his army straight through the middle of the army to divide the opposing force. However, his planned backfired, and the enemy surrounded Napoleon. At the end of the battle, Napoleon lost his title of Emperor, was exiled to the island of Saint Helena, and died approximately six years
Unfortunately, Henry’s army heading north had departed. The angry and frustrated Cornishmen set camp at Blackheath in preparation for the final attack. Henry’s kingdom in disarray recalled royal troops to crash the rebellion. The rebels hesitated in making the decision between negotiation and combat leading to their defeat . The leaders, were hanged, their bodies dismembered and scattered around cities, while their heads were boiled, tarred and put on spikes.
Later on when the tables turned once again during the cultural revolution it wasn 't good to stand by being a war hero or a person of power. “‘Fugui everyday they tie me up and beat me’ he[Chunshen] said. As he spoke he stretched out his hands. ‘Feel my hands’... his hands felt as if they had been boiled’ (199). During the cultural revolution people with wealth and power were tortured, beaten and sometimes even killed by the red guard.
Robespierre was the one elected to lead the Paris delegation to the new national convention when the people was against the king Louis XVI. Then when the king tried to run away from his kingdom he was a traitor and put on trail and Robespierre argued for the execution of the king and encourage the crowd to rise up. In July 27, 1793 Robespierre was elected to be on the committee of public safety. He had to face pressure from both sides out and in , revolutionary government instituted the reign of terror in September. Within some months 300,00 suspected enemies of the revolution were arrested and 17,000 or more were executed mostly by guillotined Robespierre was able to eliminate many of his political opponents.
In the early 1900’s Russia entered a terminal crisis. Tens of thousands of soldiers were deserted, cities were affected by major food shortages, and the economy was breaking down, and the streets were filled with angry people. People desperately needed reform and this lead to the February Revolution. The Russians overthrew the previous ruling provisional government and the Soviet Union took control. Vladimir Lenin wrote a very intelligent manifesto to rally up the people to continue to revolt and keep the newly gained control of the government Vladimir wrote a very dramatic manifesto with the intention of encouraging the Russian people to fight back against the government they overthrew so they can maintain it.