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French Revolution - Radical Stage- By the end of 1971 Europe was preparing to witness the end of a seemingly triumphant revolution in France The country was restructuring its government in a forceful and bloodless manner while the tyrant King Louis the XVI agreed to the demands of the masses albeit without much choice However due to the fanatical aspirations of men such as Danton Marat and Robespierreit would be only a matter of months before the moderate stage of social and political reform was transformed into a radical phase of barbaric and violent force In their quest for freedom equality and fraternity the leaders of the Jacobins inadvertently turned the revolution into an oligarchic dictatorship that threatened to destroy all that was achieved in the previous two years of insurrection The revolution took a sharp turn on August 9th 1792 The Municipal government was overthrown in Paris and a Commune was established by the leaders of the radical forces During this time there were continual food riots erupting in every area of the country and with the threat of war against Austria and Prussia looming it was vital that order was to be maintained during such tumultuous times Although the constitution was already enshrined and the citizens had their freedom and liberties there was still plenty of public dissent and disapproval as to whether or not these laws would help create a new government and prevent the country from breaking apart The people had come this far and were not prepared to watch their efforts lead to failure or the restoration of an absolute monarch As a result the radical forces were able to gain the support of the citizens in declaring that the constitution of 1791 was ineffective and useless since
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