Robespierre's Role In Reign Of Terror

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Maximilien Robespierre once stated, “Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less than a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.”1 In 1793, France desperately needed to find men to join the French army to fight their rival, Austria. The National Convention, led by Georges Jacques Danton, asked 300,000 men to join the revolts that were rapidly evolving in Vendee where the authority of the Convention was being denounced by the peasants. After asking for the restoration of the Monarchy, the French countryside witnessed a real civil war between the republican guards and the Vendeen trailing from…show more content…
Robespierre and the Jacobins concentrated on tending to monetary and political dangers inside of France. What started as a proactive way to deal with recovering the country immediately turned as gory as the administration initiated its notorious battle against inner resistance known as the Reign of Terror. The Committee of Public Safety had two main purposes: prosecute all revolution's enemies and to seize control of the revolution- “to make terror of the day.” Under the protection of the Committee of Public Safety, Robespierre then felt it necessary to blame and punish anyone whose beliefs seemed to contradict those of the Committee. The majority of these citizens exhibited no wrongdoings, however they had beliefs on political and social aspects that veered too astray from…show more content…
Damon was the primary organizer for this Terror, but as time went on his ability to compromise became more pronounced and his known attitude of being cruel seemed to diminish giving his opponents in the convention an excuse to strike at him. In April 1794 Damon was sent to the guillotine for questioning Robespierre's intentions and attempting to arrange a truce with France and other

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