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The Terror Maximillian Robespierre is a name that many associate with the terrible events that occurred in France during the revolution According to historian JM Thompson He was led not by cruel ambition but by common hopes and fears into the bloodshed of the Reign of Terror He brought himself up through political criticism from a poor orphan to a leader of a revolution Robespierre himself was the architect of his own rise and of his own demise The era in which Robespierre was born was a time of the enlightenment but also in a time of chaos Everyone was striving to achieve success through reason and logic The situation of France was chaotic It was clear that King Louis XVI was incompetent to fulfill his duties as a king Some aspects of the situation would have been so familiar as to be taken for granted the decline of the Monarchy during Louis XVs long reign the weakening of the position of the Church the transference of wealth and social consequence from the nobility and gentry to the commercial and professional middle class or the continual rise in prices which prevented the workers from profiting by the increasing prosperity of the country The people of France were ready for a change that would allow them to make money The classes that had been repressed for many years were now ready to use their studies and knowledge towards furthering themselves in their lives The parlement had just been recalled from the exile that Louis XV sent them into However the social changes that had occurred made it difficult for any progress to take place The country was ready for a new system of government Ninety-five percent of the population was lower-middle class workers or peasants and servants During the enlightenment people started to realize that they deserved better They were becoming more intelligent through research schooling and
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