Q. 364.7( 3 Votes )

Robespierre's rule in France was known as the 'Reign of Terror'? Justify the statement.

Answer :

Robespierre's rule in France was known as the 'Reign of Terror'. It is because –

• From 1793 to 1794, the reign of terror continued to disrupt the lives of the people.


• Maximillian Robespierre, who was the leader of the Jacobins club followed a policy of severe control and punishment.


• He jailed and punished all those people who didn’t agree with his policies and Guillotined (it is a device, named after Dr Guillotin, which has two poles and a blade with which the person is beheaded) the individuals whom he found guilty.


• Equal distribution of meat and bread, maximum upper limit were set on wages and prices, citizens were made to eat loaf made of whole wheat, churches were closed down, and their buildings were made into barracks and offices, etc., were some of the policies followed by him.


These were the reasons that this period is considered as the reign of terror and the people at the end demanded moderation.


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