(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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