Maximilien Robespierre: The French Revolution

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As a result of the Great Fear and the actions of the National Assembly took during the peak of the French Revolution, a new organization grew to power. In 1793 the Committee of Public Safety, led by Maximilien Robespierre, became the new form of French government. With the support of radical revolutionists, Robespierre was able to abolish the preexisting government, seize the church, and inspire free male suffrage. Through the use of terror, Robespierre was successfully able to rally many men and control the French nation for a few years. While his tactics may appear to be harsh, according to radical revolutionists and Robespierre himself, the ends justified the means. According to Robespierre the objective of the revolution allowed for
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