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?


    (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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