The Reign of Terror: A Perversion of the Revolutionary Ideal or
A Continuation of the Revolutionary Zeal?
Due December 18, 2017
With foreign armies from Austria, Prussia and England threatening the borders of France (and Paris) and with civil war erupting in the Vendee, the Great Committee of Public Safety needed to take drastic and immediate action. The question is were the twelve men on the infamous committee continuing the work of the French Revolution or were they drifting of into an oligarchy or dictatorship?
In this week’s blog, you must defend or reject the goal(s) of the Great Committee of Public Safety as either a continuation of the philosophy of the French Revolution or just a blatant attempt at consolidating power in the committee.
The following links may prove to be beneficial in your post:
Justification for the Use of Terror
For the Defense of the Committee of Public Safety
The History Guide
Historywiz: The Reign of Terror
Robespeirre speech on the Festival of the Supreme Being
Twelve Who Ruled by R.R. Palmer in the French Revolution iBook (thumbnail biographies of the twelve members of the Great Committee of Public Safety)
As always, remember to utilize different information than your fellow bloggers in your initial post.