DME The Radical Revolution and Napoleon

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DME The Radical Revolution and Napoleon 16:02 Terms The Convention The “Maximum” Maximilian Robespierre Committee of Public Safety The Terror The Directory Napoleon Bonaparte Grande Armee Confederation of the Rhine Code Napoleon Concordat 1801 1812 Overture As French Army was moving towards Moscow, the Russians melted church bells to use  as artillery The Russian composer of this overture used church bells and cannons in his piece for  this reason Problems with the Revolution Counter-revolutionary kingdoms Austria and Prussia engage France in war in 1792 Paris Commune, 1792 Some people in France want more democratic rights
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They replace the assembly as it was with the Convention This Convention held that all men, no matter their property holdings, can vote What to do with the King and Queen Put King Louis and Queen Marie Antoinette on trial for treason Both are executed via guillotine This leads to a sense of jubilation for revolutionaries April, 1793 Government passes a law called the “Maximum” This was a way of holding down food prices, especially for things like bread This is beneficial for commoners, particularly the ones in the cities This is detrimental for rural people who are producing the food The revolutionary government considered the urban poor as a greater threat than the  peasant producers The government placated to the urban mob Committee of Public Safety Members of this committee were radical Jacobins They began gaining more and more power, and then took over more aspects of the  government They have strict ideas about how the revolution should be taking place They began enforcing their views on people by way of force and fear Robespierre Prominent member of committee of Public Safety He began accusing and targeting people who he saw were counter to the revolution
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This began the era that was known as the “terror” During this time, which only lasted a year, between 20 and 40,000 people were  executed Rather than being a person who had held wealth, many of the people that were 
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