The French Revolution: Part 2: Terror, the Order of the Day
French History → French Revolution → Reign of Terror
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Robespierre struggles to understand the path France is taking and why some people are resisting the revolution. To save the revolution, Saint-Just convinces the other revolutionists that they need to accompany virtue with terror. Terror then becomes entrenched in the Revolution.
Public Discussion Questions
Why is Robespierre troubled?
What proposals does Saint-Just make?