9th Class Social Science The French Revolution Question Bank Short Answer Type Questions - The French Revolution

  • question_answer Why the period from 1793 to 1794 in France is referred to as the Reign of Terror?

    Answer:

    (a) It is referred to as the Reign of Terror because during this time Robespierre followed a policy of severe control and punishment. (b) All those whom he regarded as being 'enemies' of the republic-nobles, clergy, members of his or other political parties were arrested and tried by a revolutionary tribunal. (c) If found guilty, they were guillotined. Eventually more than 15,000 persons including Marie Antoinette were guillotined.


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