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It was 1789 and the citizens of France were fed up They had had too many years of dealing with a monarchial government one ruled solely by a king Where had this gotten them No where goodthey were bankrupt and the greatest percentage of the citizens was considered in the lower class This was not a successful country they were in a horrible economic and social state What to do Have a revolution So in comes Robespierre creating a sort of socialist dictatorship Many believed that this was no better alternative to the monarchy until they were fully able to realize the extent to which Robespierres control helped their nation and ended up saving their republic and paving the way for a greater future for France Though they may not have realized it until after his rule reaped the benefits that it set out to it was Robespierres policies that saved France and the seemingly unpleasant ways that he achieved this were merely a necessary trade-off for what was to come Robespierres reign of terror can hardly be called a terror given the outcome of what he set out to do The means were often times unpleasant but they were more than justified by the ends In order to save the French republic his citizens had to be healthy and strong Healthy and strong citizens must eat So he created a policy where bakers were only permitted to make bread of equality bread that was made of available flour inexpensively and without wasting good flour on such luxuries as pastries and white bread McKay 711 This wasnt fun at the time obviously but look at the ends that it achieved all of the citizens of France ate no one went hungry and the only negative aspect was the inability to make pastries In order to achieve a unified and successful nation all citizens had to gather under one ideology and work to support
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