The Reign Of Terror: A Turning Point In The French Revolution

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The Reign of Terror was important because it brought the downfall of absolute monarchy in France.Thousands of people, including King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, were executed by guillotine. Anyone who tried to oppose the revolution were imprisoned immediately and then executed without trial.The majority of those killed were of the First and Second Estate. The leader of the Reign of Terror was Maximilien Robespierre, an active spokesperson for the rights of people and the principle of equality. The Reign of Terror was a turning point in the French Revolution. As it came to an end with Robespierre's death on July 28, 1794, democratic ideas and nationalistic feelings arose, and not just in France. The Latin American independence movements
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