Was The Reign Of Terror Justified Analysis

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Was The Reign Of Terror Justified? The French Revolution was a very problematic time period. After the execution of Louis XVI, the Reign of Terror began during the years of 1793 - 1794 which was led by French politician, Maximilien Robespierre and lasted for 18 months. This topic is controversial when the question, “Was the Reign of Terror justified?” is asked. The Reign of Terror was ultimately unjust because the promises for a democracy were put to the side due to a desire for power. It was inhumane to murder a colossal amount of people based on accusations and from being blinded from greediness. The Reign of Terror stripped the people of humanity for they were killed ruthlessly and thrown out of the people’s lives without thought. “[The king’s] blood flowed and cries of joy from eighty thousand armed men struck my ears… I saw …show more content…

“The French army had three purposes in mind: to protect the new government at home; to spread the revolutionary ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity beyond its borders; to punish the French émigrés.” (Map from various sources; Caption 2, Document B). The French army didn’t want to just stop the attacks of foreign monarchies, but they wanted to spread liberty, equality, and fraternity as well. They started useless fights, destroying the peace between the monarchies. “In 1793, a revolutionary campaign was launched against the Catholic Church. Sunday worship, Christmas, and Easter were abolished…in Auxerre.” (Map created from various sources, Document C). The Reign of Terror was not justified because they enforced laws that made people do things that they didn’t want to do, which means that they don’t value liberty. Robespierre ultimately ruined the chances of peace, killing anyone who got in his way to stay in

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