The Fall Of Robespierre And The Jacobins

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The underlying reason behind the fall of Robespierre and the Jacobins was the fact that many of France 's citizens were beginning to view The Terror as unnecessary and excessive. By 1794, France was relatively stable; the nation 's foreign foes had been pushed back into the Rhineland, most internal enemies had been defeated and government authority had been largely restored over the nation. As a result, many people, especially the sans-culottes who supported the Jacobins were beginning to see Robespierre 's actions as excessive. This made Jacobin support decline sharply thus contributing greatly to their downfall. Furthermore, the dechristianisation process proposed by the Jacobins contributed to their fall. Robespierre 's decision to
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