The most accountable group for the Terror is undoubtedly the Committee of Public Safety. This committee did a tremendous job at spreading fear and paranoia throughout the remainder of the Revolution and being everything that they swore to defeat. The members were all equal but none is more popular today tha...
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...e accusations further backing the fact that the Committee of Public Safety was not acting as revolutionaries should. The paranoia and speed was another tool used by political clubs along with the guillotine to silence anyone who would even think about being a counterrevolutionary. The power has simply gone to Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety’s head as they became what they sought to defeat. “The clubs lost thereby their potential for expressing public opinion, a force which Robespierre argued…was embodied within the revolutionary government.” Robespierre did know right from wrong but what he did not see was how he ended up fighting on the wrong side. If there was any doubt that the French Revolution was destined to descend into terror, the Committee of Public Safety removed all doubt. It is only fitting that they were the ones who formally declared it.
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