This started the Reign of Terror. Once the Reign of Terror began, mass killings and trial sessions began to take place. Very simple laws were in place to determine when people could be arrested. Anyone could be arrested for “their conduct, their relations,... ... middle of paper ... ...error was a dark time during the French Revolution. Many men, women, children, nobles, and royalty were killed needlessly.
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.
The way to advance their regime was to eliminate the opposition. Upon capturing an area of land, there were drastic social changes that were used in the name of the regime. The actions of the Nationalists also had negative effects on the nation's economy as many of the people who fell victim to the wartime practices were important to the workforce, causing a shortage of laborers in the areas that were captured. The beginning of the White Terror was the same day as the Nationalists coup d’état, July 17, 1936. The mass killings were premeditated as Emilio Mola had ordered his troops to destroy all traces of the leftist ideal... ... middle of paper ... ...le because it was written by Paul Preston who is the world’s foremost historian on twentieth century Spain.
The capital punishment is dissenting among people throughout the world. People have argued that instead of punishing people, the capital punishment is mainly used to eliminate, cleanse opponents, threats to a specific group or organization in charge of the government in order to retain its rights over the government. One clear example of this is the era right after the French Revolution when people were executed every day because they committed “treason to the Republic of France”. First this argument is not logically correct in term of reasoning. These people used an event that was long in the past to come to a conclusion at the reason is illogical.
France experienced a great change in 1793, When the radical Jacobins became in power. The country was in havoc, and a Reign of Terror developed by local revolutionary committees. Because of this, thousands of people were killed by guillotine or other methods. The Terror was successful in executing the counter-revolutionaries of the French Revolution to no longer conspire against the radicals and reformers, and The Reign of Terror also united France as a nation under a new government, making the era of terror justifiable for themselves. Unfavorably, The Terror led to persecution of the people of France, as many people who were in various ways undeserving of capital punishment were killed.
During the peaceful times of France, the government should use reason to govern, but during the revolution, reason and terror should be used. Only using terror is murderous, and only using virtue is powerless, but together a successful government is formed. Though, he did not state who exactly the “people” and the “enemies” were, considering the position as the leader of the Committee of Public Safety, Robespierre protected the revolution from the enemies. This reveals that the enemies were the people that disagreed with the revolution and they should be punished with terror. Robespierre’s creation of terror was executing as many “enemies” as he can.
He would be able to gain more followers with his speaking skills and cause the fall of Robespierre. Also, with the killing of thousands of people, others were able to realize that Maximilien Robespierre and the radical Jacobins had gone too far and the moderate Jacobins, who created the Directory, overthrew them, ending the
While many may be outraged by Robespierre’s actions, he believed they were justified because the killed enemies of the Revolution by terror with the Republic in mind. In his mind the mass executions were justified, since he had the right reason for doing so and was trying to protect the republic. In this second source, we can see that Robespierre and others, will use any means necessary to protect their beliefs and eliminate any threats to those beliefs. Robespierre put the fear into people that they would be killed if they opposed the Revolution in anyway. One last act of terrorism that I looked at occurred in New York City, on September 11, 2011.
The King angered the colonists with his sudden rule and he had taken away their government. Furthermore, he taxed without representation and caused rebellion and still forced things on. The people of the colonies has to go through many tough things, but it was for what they believed in, which made it working for. I am glad we had people who were ready for a fight and rebelled. Rebellion is sometimes necessary and without the anger the colonists had who knows what our country would be like today.
Most people believed the French Revolutionary were for the greater of the people.even I myself had a whole different preception about the Revolution I couldn’t even imagine.living in France between 1793-94 with so much blood shed, the smell of death,freedom of speech, liberty, unfair taxes and the horrible enjustice that were enstored upon the people of France. In hopes of a new French Revolution the people of France put their trust, faith, and dreams for a better way of living.In the hands of Robespierre,the Committee of Safety.and the Jacobin leaders who promise the people a new Republic but gave them the Reign of Terror. One man would rise causing the descend of a reluctant King and, a hated Queen. A new Republic would be born in