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Robespierre stated that the main objective of achieving peace and liberty is through peoples hearts Peace and liberty cant be achieved by forcing people to do things they dont want to do In the heart of every man they strive for glory in their nation Robespierre states this concept in the last paragraph of his Republic of Virtue It explains how virtue ties into terror and how having a powerful nation must have both to survive The key idea is that a nation cant be perfect There are ways to deal with people in good times and in bad Robespierre also states that the only way for a nation to succeed is either through a democracy or a republic which are governments built around the voices of the people After all people have a better idea of the nation than does one sole ruler An example is the colonies in America Did it fail them to have a democracy as a government Or if is a mere coincidence that the same type of government is the same today Robespierre understood that a nation cant be perfect He realized that popular governments go through stages during peace and during a revolution The main idea of a popular government during peace was good citizenship This meant that people had to have good values in their heart in order to achieve liberty and equality where the patrie assures the well-being of each individual and where each individual shares with pride the prosperity and glory of the patrie A nation should make sure each individual is satisfied however the people must share their glory with the nation Good citizenship is at the heart of the republic In a revolution terror is displayed throughout a nation In most cases lives are lost and blood is shed Revolutions can be a good thing if the nation is moving towards a common and illustrious goal Terror also ties into virtue Without having
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