He deceived people so well that he is still convincing people today that he was a defender of the revolution. With this pack of deception Napoleon set the people of France back into the 18th century by killing off a great number of the young population in his wars. He led the people of France to believe that he was spreading the revolution throughout Europe but the truth is that he believed that in order to be a great leader he would have to invade and conquer many foreign lands. He controlled what the people wrote and read through the media. It all started with a coup against the government that he was fighting for.
As more peoples blood is split to gain the rights not extended to them, the Terror grows becoming more and more gruesome. The French revolution began in late 1789 to obtain the rights that every citizen in born with. The motto of the French was liberty, equality, or death and the price to be paid for the civil liberties was blood. The revolutionary leader Robespierre and journalist Marat explained the more blood the better so that was what raged the people and started the Reign of Terror. Were the values expressed by the French Revolution necessary though?
(Tripod.com, The French Revolution, 2014) The National Convention feared these counterrevolutionaries would revolt and crush the revolution. As a result, the National Convention and the Committee of Public Safety decided all people found as being against the revolution should be put to death in order to allow the revolution to prosper. (Beers, pg. 41). This started the Reign of Terror.
King Louis would then be deposed and executed and this was a major swing towards the revolution and caused chang... ... middle of paper ... ...e treatment of them would also stop in South america . Overall these revolutions and wars shaped some of the greatest nations in the world America and France. I would start with France deciding that they wouldn’t take any more inequality in there country with the rich and the poor people and an enlightener would come along and state that every person should be born with equal rights. So they would terminate all the kings and nobles and become the first republic. The Americans would see what the French did and they would drop the English as their monarch through war which would include many countries.
In order to reach his goal of completely reconstructing France, Robespierre unleashed a campaign of terror. Terror was used to enforce his revolutionary ideas, but the radicalization eventually lead to the downfall of Maximilian Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety. Maximillian Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety used excessive terror to enforce new revolutionary changes during the French Revolution. After the old French government was overthrown, Maximillian Robespierre took control of France in 1793. Robespierre wanted to change the social and economic structure of France for the better, spreading equality throughout France.
Robespierre’s creation of terror was executing as many “enemies” as he can. Terror was not only being felt by the enemies. As the people watch the deaths of their enemies, they feared for their own safety. In 1794, the National Convention went against Robespierre and arrest him. The Reign of Terror ends as Robespierre was guillotined (Beck
Almost instantaneously after the death of Louis XVI in 1793, the Committee of Public Safety took over with Maximilien de Robespierre as head. Those in control believed that anyone blocking their path to liberty should be annihilated, and went to many extents to do so. From 1793 to 1794 France was in the midst of the Reign of Terror, which was characterized by mass executions. Those who supported the revolution thought of the executions as a step on the path to liberty; however, others stood firmly against the revolution as did many outside of France. Those who called themselves patriots thought the executions would sweep out obstructions on the path to victory.
This was the beginning of the Russian Revolution, a prolonged event that deeply impacted Russia and the whole of Europe and the effects of which continue to be felt today. As the tsarist regime fell, Lenin and the Bolshevik Party entered Russia. They operated on a Marxist platform and operated quickly to “develop Russia in such a way as to spread social revolution throughout Europe and eventually the world.” Though their opponents were also Marxist the Bolsheviks were the most militant, least tolerant and most revolutionary. After toppling the remaining dictatorial powers during the October Revolution the Bolsheviks created multiple Soviets and disclosed all the secrets of the tsars, including the treatises that had been made with other countries. All of this was done in an effort to expose the corruption of the capitalist countries and the old regime.
As it turned out, Robespierre’s many executions actually did weed out many corrupted individuals in France. In a letter from General Ronsin, dated December 17, 1793, Ronsin described the justice he served to over four hundred rebels by guillotine and firing squad. He goes on to say that the republic is in the need of an example made by these rebels, the Terror will scare anyone who dares to eve... ... middle of paper ... ...France but his expenditures for war brought his rule to an end and his country to its downfall. The Reign of Terror prolonged the Revolution but caused more trouble than necessary. Although the Terror eliminated counter-revolutionaries, it sparked mass hysteria within France’s people.
Maximilien Robespierre declared at the trial of King Louis XVI. “The King must die so that the nation can live.” Robespierre advocated the kings demise and with it the ways of the Ancien Régime. However, in an ironic twist of fate his words also foreshadowed his own rise and fall as the leader of the French Revolution. Known as “The Incorruptible”, or alternately “Dictateur Sanguinaire” Robespierre is a monumental figure of the French Revolution, but which was he? Was he the incorruptible revolutionist fighting to overthrow the Ancien Regime or a raging radical that implemented his own absolute tendencies under the cover of the revolution?