Was Robespierre & the Radicals justified in their use of violence to create a better society? Robespierre and the Radicals were not justified in their use of violence to create a better society because it was not effective on the long run, killed many people and resulted in a worse government situation that emulated the government and equality rights of the Old Regime. During the Reign of Terror, Robespierre and the Radicals wanted everyone in France to have equal rights and support the non-monarch, republican democracy government. Robespierre and the Jacobins were completely against the Old Regime of France, estates unbalanced in rights and absolute monarchies.
Maximilien Robespierre was executed on July 28, 1794. Robespierre has appeared to be inebriated with the control over life and demise. Numerous individuals in the Revolutionary government scrutinized Robespierre 's thought processes as the nation was not under risk by any outsiders. On July 27, 1794, Robespierre and a large portion of his associates were captured and taken to jail. He found himself able to escape with the guide of a thoughtful prison guard and covered up in the City Hall in Paris.
The spread of ideas of democracy and nationalism were very important for the French Revolution to take place. There were 5 main causes and it happened in different stages. The population of Europe in the end of 1700 was divided into a very wealthy minority of about 3% and a poor majority of about 97%. The rich people did not care very much about the poor. This inequality created a lot of discontentment in the population while the clergy and nobles lived enjoying their wealth.
Burn Down the State: An Analysis of Anti-Marxism in Crime and Punishment The Government has been overthrown. After years of the upper class or bourgeois marginalizing the lower class or proletariat, the proletariat rebelled. Houses were destroyed.
Political revolutions recur throughout history when governments don’t meet the needs of their people. During revolutions, there is usually a violent phase. The Reign of Terror and the Dirty War were times of horror, terror, and government reforms. While both revolutions were times of terror and reform, and though there were similarities, there were still many differences. During both the Reign of Terror and the Dirty War, there were many citizen deaths, most for no reason, Yet both revolutions started for or with completely different goals.
1. There were basic social and economic changes that were happening. There were also political crises that broke down the state authority. Another factor was the effect of political ideas from the enlightenment on people. Originally, people during the enlightenment were very cautious about changing the way politics had been but it gave people confidence.
How freedom of the theater promised to be a major extension of liberty Early on in the French Revolution, in his memoir on press freedom submitted to the Estates-General in June 1789, Jean-Pierre Brissot (1754–93), later a prominent revolutionary leader, proclaimed liberty of the press “un droit naturel à l’homme.” Loathed by Maximilien Robespierre, Brissot, together with his political allies, was later guillotined in October 1793 by the Montagne, the political faction that organized the Terror of 1793–94. During 1789 and throughout the period down to the coup that brought the Montagne to power in June 1793, no one publicized the demand for full freedom of expression more vigorously than Brissot. He also raised the issue of liberty from theater censorship, something which at that time existed nowhere in Europe, or indeed anywhere else,
Dominate laws of master’s also crushed rebellions possible goals and way of fighting against them. As being a rebellion many servants start running from their master without completing their seven-year contract, but dominant masters suppressed them with their new laws called “Law punishing runway servants, 1661”. According to this law, if any servant run away from his master before expired his contract and then if he being catches by master his time of service double up, then his expired time. Although, there is many slaves and servants start auguring and resisting their masters by stop following orders as a rebellion’s. However, master also restrain their efforts with the law called “killing a slave is legal in 1669”.
In May of 1789 a series of so called 'bread riots' erupted throughout the country, in places like Picardy, Normandy and Flanders. On the 12 July, one of Louis's financial ministers Necker was dismissed and this dismissal was a signal of the power struggle for control of the country. In the coming days following this, the people attacked monasteries and a veterans hospital in search of arms. The army Louis had deployed to quell this uprising were considered untrustworthy by the sacked elected city officials. These officials created a citizens militia, however they were unable to control the people - "But we made a sorry showing; we could not contain the people's fury; if we had gone too far, they would have exterminated us.
The enlightenment was an intellectual movement resulting from scientific advances, and it applies critical thought and reasoning to everything, including political systems and its relationship to religion, particularly Christianity. During the enlightenment, ideas were spread and shared more easily due to an increased literacy of the people and because of the invention of the printing press, making it easier to make and distribute newspapers, thus information, to the people. One of the leading personalities during the enlightenment was a man named Voltaire, he was a judge, and was critical of the French government and its absolutism. One of his publications was called “Letters Concerning the English Nation”. He states that the “Social Contract”,