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    Essay Topic: Discuss the motives of the Committee of Public Safety and the role they played in the running of France (up to 27 July 1794) "Anarchy within, invasion without. A country cracking from outside pressure, disintegrating from internal strain. Revolution at its height" This was the country the Committee of Public Safety ("The committee"), inherited and it was announced their mission by the Convention, to "create a viable (republican) state amid political turmoil" , by means of intimidation

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    Twelve Who Ruled

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    of the Committee of Public Safety, and the organizational structure of the terror. Palmer then smoothly moves on to discuss the "foreign plot" and how the committee dealt with it. He goes on to explain the "Doom at Lyons" by giving a very detailed description of the events that went on there. Palmer then procedes to depict the missions at Alsace and Brittany. In the last few chapters of the book, he slowly and carefully shows the winding down and eventual collapse of the Committee of Public Safety's

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    and the Committee of Public Safety, took control of France and executed king Louis XVI. Robespierre had a vision of a new France where everyone was equal. 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

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    Louise Saint-Just and The Republic Louise Saint-Just once said, “The Republic consists of the extermination of everything that opposes it.” Being the right-hand man of Robespierre, the leader of the Terror, Saint-Just is obviously referring to the First Republic of France from 1792-1795. What he means by this, is that the essence of the sovereignty of the Republic was that it literally wiped out anyone, or anything that had

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    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

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    Robespierre, a new picture of France was trying to be achieved. However, that picture could only be achieved after the people were re-educated and the Old Regime was out of sight. Until those goals were accomplished, Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety would rule over France. However with change comes revolution and therefore people took charge. To wipe out the Old Regime, Robespierre sentenced twenty thousand people to the guillotine. The guillotine was put up to kill innocent people

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    Maximillien Robespierre

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    (Carr 63). Robespierre had very good intentions. His main goal was creating a world of “brotherly love” where people were all united in friendship (Furet 1970, 199). Basically a utopia. At one time, under Robespierre’s influence, the Committee of Public Safety announced its efforts for a world of perpetual peace. There would be no more diplomats, armies, or bloodshed. They would not perform any act of war with the view of making conquests or use its force against the liberties of anyone (Gaxotte

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    to be one of the most respected leaders of the French Revolution. Georges-Jacques Danton's leadership inspired the elimination of monarchy in France and the introduction of a republic as seen from his duties in the National Convention, Committee of Public Safety and his role during the Reign of Terror. First, Georges-Jacques Danton's significant leadership during the French Revolution was highlighted by his efforts to partake in the National Convention. The National Convention was similar to our

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    THe French Revolution

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    During the summer of 1793, the radical phase of the French Revolution was intensified by the Terror, created by The Committee of Public Safety. The Terror successfully preserved the Revolution by weeding out counter-revolutionaries to eliminate corruption within the government and giving equality to all social classes which untied France under one government. However, these successes were undermined by the many failures of the Terror due to the oppression of citizens which would lead to many executions

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    The Reign of Terror

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    The Reign of Terror was a time during the French Revolution hundreds of thousands of people were executed by various means: guillotine, shot, and drowned. The Committee of Public Safety, lead by Maximilien de Robespierre, were in charge of these executions, and with the job of finding anti-revolutionaries forces. Many thought that what Robespierre was doing would just lead to a greater anti-revolution movement, which would in turn increase the number of executions. Others did not take action against

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