Robespierre and the French Revolution Essay by some_gurl

Robespierre and the French Revolution
An analysis of the dictatorship of Robespierre during the French Revolution.
# 45943 | 2,068 words | 6 sources | APA | 2003 | CA
Published on Nov 27, 2003 in History (European - 18th Century)

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This paper examines how, during the French Revolution, Robespierre suppressed the people?s freedom in order to assert his power over France and how by doing so, he excessively punished anyone who opposed his regime?s rules and regulations, which ultimately led to his downfall as many people fought to save France from falling into the hands of an evil dictator. It attempts to explain how cruel Robespierre and his colleagues treated the people, as well as some of the people?s responses to these treatments. It also looks at the fall of Robespierre and his government as many people rose up to fight against his tyrannical, totalitarian dictatorship.

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"Some people were so sensitive to seeing these unjust trials and punishments inflicted on their fellow citizens that, in some cases, they would both cry and plead for the victim's mercy. For instance, when at the initial Tribunal, the first victim who was summoned before the judge was condemned to death for emigration, many people were both shocked and horrified. No one could possibly have imagined that a man who had done no harm to anyone would be sent off to the guillotine. The thought of a man being condemned to death for something that was not considered a crime struck the citizens in the court room as cruel, shameful, and extremely unjust."

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