History Main / ReignOfTerror

10th Dec '15 1:49:10 PM eowynjedi
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* The third ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' takes place during this time, for France. It even has some French aristocrats flee their nation in one episode. Edmund nearly gets executed for trying to reenact the Scarlet Pimpernell.
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* The third ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' takes place during this time, for France. It even has some the French aristocrats flee their nation in one episode. Edmund Reign of Terror (with the Scarlet Pimpernel [[ArtisticLicenseHistory being treated as a historical figure]]). Blackadder decides to fake rescuing a French refugee to win a bet, but it turns out that the French embassy ''in London'' has been taken over by an agent of Robespierre and he nearly gets executed for trying to reenact the Scarlet Pimpernell.anyway.
28th Sep '15 2:21:27 PM Prioris
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* The rule of the Vordanai Deputies-General in ''Literature/TheShadowCampaigns'' is this, complete with political police, kangaroo trials, and thousands of citizens sent to "the spike" (a very guillotine-esque piece of equipment that fires a spring-loaded spike through a table into the condemned's chest) for various imagined crimes against the state.
1st Jul '15 8:26:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' "Collaborators"
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* ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' "Collaborators"
23rd May '15 8:34:13 PM nombretomado
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** Technically the actual Reign Of Terror only began with the HorusHeresy. Before that the government while brutal and authoritarian tended to avoid the excesses and extremes that are the norm afterwards.
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** Technically the actual Reign Of Terror only began with the HorusHeresy.Literature/HorusHeresy. Before that the government while brutal and authoritarian tended to avoid the excesses and extremes that are the norm afterwards.
22nd May '15 5:53:21 AM SciFan
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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' has the Committee of Public Safety taking over the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny People's Republic of Haven]] which is modeled exactly on the historical French government, although it has parallels to Soviet Russia as well. It comes to a rather decisive and pointed end when the last surviving leader of the Committee is [[spoiler:[[BoomHeadshot shot in the head]] by Admiral Thomas Theisman]]. He and a handful of others [[spoiler:then restore the ''true'' Republic, under a Constitution that hadn't seen the light of day in two centuries]]. It is awesome.
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* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' has the Committee of Public Safety taking over the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny People's Republic of Haven]] which is modeled exactly on the historical French government, although it has parallels to Soviet Russia as well. It comes to a rather decisive and pointed end when the last surviving leader of the Committee is [[spoiler:[[BoomHeadshot shot in the head]] by Admiral Thomas Theisman]]. He and a handful of others [[spoiler:then restore the ''true'' Republic, under a Constitution that hadn't seen the light of day in two centuries]]. It is awesome.
13th Mar '15 9:41:24 PM karstovich2
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Named after the Reign of Terror in UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, which lasted less than a year between 1793-1794 in a revolution which lasted 15 years, but is remembered as the most infamous part of the revolution, where 16,594 people were [[OffWithHisHead sent to the guillotine]] and at least 25,000 more were summarily executed (all in ''less than a year'', remember - that works out to something like 115 executions a day, or four deaths every ''hour'', non-stop). The original Terror came as a result of a wartime necessity. France was about to be invaded by a coalition, resulting from a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had opposed, and was enthralled in civil war and to combat this, the public ''asked'' for emergency measures. The Committee appointed by the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month. Terror was described as the "state of siege" France was under and the response described by Robespierre is to "fight fire with fire". While people think of the Terror as being filled with daily around-the-clock executions, the original Terror's executions was done in batches, and followed major victories on the warfront since the Committee was largely a war committee and did not attend to "backlog" of executions until immediate threats were handled. Most of the executions, outside of Paris, was relegated to areas affected by Civil War, insurrections and the borders, while the vast majority of France was completely unaffected by it.
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Named after the Reign of Terror in UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, which lasted less than a year between 1793-1794 in a revolution which lasted 15 years, but is remembered as the most infamous part of the revolution, where 16,594 people were [[OffWithHisHead sent to the guillotine]] and at least 25,000 more were summarily executed (all in ''less than a year'', remember - that works out to something like 115 executions a day, or four deaths every ''hour'', one death ''every fifteen minutes'', non-stop). The original Terror came as a result of a wartime necessity. France was about to be invaded by a coalition, resulting from a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had opposed, and was enthralled in civil war and to combat this, the public ''asked'' for emergency measures. The Committee appointed by the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month. Terror was described as the "state of siege" France was under and the response described by Robespierre is to "fight fire with fire". While people think of the Terror as being filled with daily around-the-clock executions, the original Terror's executions was done in batches, and followed major victories on the warfront since the Committee was largely a war committee and did not attend to "backlog" of executions until immediate threats were handled. Most of the executions, outside of Paris, was relegated to areas affected by Civil War, civil war, insurrections and the borders, while the vast majority of France was completely unaffected by it.
17th Jan '15 1:31:50 PM Quag15
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Named after the Reign of Terror in TheFrenchRevolution, which lasted less than a year between 1793-1794 in a revolution which lasted 15 years, but is remembered as the most infamous part of the revolution, where 16,594 people were [[OffWithHisHead sent to the guillotine]] and at least 25,000 more were summarily executed (all in ''less than a year'', remember - that works out to something like 115 executions a day, or four deaths every ''hour'', non-stop). The original Terror came as a result of a wartime necessity. France was about to be invaded by a coalition, resulting from a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had opposed, and was enthralled in civil war and to combat this, the public ''asked'' for emergency measures. The Committee appointed by the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month. Terror was described as the "state of siege" France was under and the response described by Robespierre is to "fight fire with fire". While people think of the Terror as being filled with daily around-the-clock executions, the original Terror's executions was done in batches, and followed major victories on the warfront since the Committee was largely a war committee and did not attend to "backlog" of executions until immediate threats were handled. Most of the executions, outside of Paris, was relegated to areas affected by Civil War, insurrections and the borders, while the vast majority of France was completely unaffected by it.
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Named after the Reign of Terror in TheFrenchRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, which lasted less than a year between 1793-1794 in a revolution which lasted 15 years, but is remembered as the most infamous part of the revolution, where 16,594 people were [[OffWithHisHead sent to the guillotine]] and at least 25,000 more were summarily executed (all in ''less than a year'', remember - that works out to something like 115 executions a day, or four deaths every ''hour'', non-stop). The original Terror came as a result of a wartime necessity. France was about to be invaded by a coalition, resulting from a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had opposed, and was enthralled in civil war and to combat this, the public ''asked'' for emergency measures. The Committee appointed by the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month. Terror was described as the "state of siege" France was under and the response described by Robespierre is to "fight fire with fire". While people think of the Terror as being filled with daily around-the-clock executions, the original Terror's executions was done in batches, and followed major victories on the warfront since the Committee was largely a war committee and did not attend to "backlog" of executions until immediate threats were handled. Most of the executions, outside of Paris, was relegated to areas affected by Civil War, insurrections and the borders, while the vast majority of France was completely unaffected by it.

* Given that it was blatantly based on TheFrenchRevolution, it's not surprising that this ends up happening to the country of Montaigne in ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'''s metaplot.
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* Given that it was blatantly based on TheFrenchRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, it's not surprising that this ends up happening to the country of Montaigne in ''TabletopGame/SeventhSea'''s metaplot.

* ''Literature/LookToTheWest'' has a close analogue in its own version of TheFrenchRevolution, led by Jean-Baptiste Robespierre. He proclaims the "doctrine of continuous warfare," by which the Republic must be in a continuous state of war in order to terrify its people into submission. When [[FullCircleRevolution eventually overthrown]] by Jean de Lisieux, he is replaced by a regime which specifically rejects terror tactics and even the death penalty, but instead embraces TwoPlusTortureMakesFive.
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* ''Literature/LookToTheWest'' has a close analogue in its own version of TheFrenchRevolution, UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, led by Jean-Baptiste Robespierre. He proclaims the "doctrine of continuous warfare," by which the Republic must be in a continuous state of war in order to terrify its people into submission. When [[FullCircleRevolution eventually overthrown]] by Jean de Lisieux, he is replaced by a regime which specifically rejects terror tactics and even the death penalty, but instead embraces TwoPlusTortureMakesFive.
12th Jan '15 12:40:08 PM Romagnadvoratrelundar
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' actually had an episode titled "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E8TheReignOfTerror The Reign Of Terror]]". [[CaptainObvious It was set during the Reign of Terror.]]
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' actually had an episode a serial titled "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E8TheReignOfTerror ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E8TheReignOfTerror The Reign Of Terror]]". Terror]]''. [[CaptainObvious It was set Set during the Reign of Terror.]]
24th Nov '14 8:00:29 AM LongLiveHumour
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* In the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' episode "The Mirror", a South American revolutionary, modeled on FidelCastro, overthrows a dictator. The dictator tells him that his mirror "shows him his enemies." The revolutionary, looking in it through the course of the episode sees his former compatriots and kills them off. He's finally left alone, and just sees himself in the mirror; then, realizing the significance, he kills himself.
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* In the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' episode "The Mirror", a South American revolutionary, modeled on FidelCastro, UsefulNotes/FidelCastro, overthrows a dictator. The dictator tells him that his mirror "shows him his enemies." The revolutionary, looking in it through the course of the episode sees his former compatriots and kills them off. He's finally left alone, and just sees himself in the mirror; then, realizing the significance, he kills himself.
16th Nov '14 6:45:06 AM JulianLapostat
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Citing Donald Greer's The Incidence of the Terror.
Named after the Reign of Terror in TheFrenchRevolution, which lasted less than a year between 1793-1794 in a revolution which lasted 15 years, but is remembered as the most infamous part of the revolution, where 16,594 people were [[OffWithHisHead sent to the guillotine]] and at least 25,000 more were summarily executed (all in ''less than a year'', remember - that works out to something like 115 executions a day, or four deaths every ''hour'', non-stop). The original Terror came as a result of a wartime necessity. France was about to be invaded by a coalition, resulting from a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had opposed, and was enthralled in civil war and to combat this, the public ''asked'' for emergency measures. The Committee appointed by the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month. Terror was described as the "state of siege" France was under and the response described by Robespierre is to "fight fire with fire".
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Named after the Reign of Terror in TheFrenchRevolution, which lasted less than a year between 1793-1794 in a revolution which lasted 15 years, but is remembered as the most infamous part of the revolution, where 16,594 people were [[OffWithHisHead sent to the guillotine]] and at least 25,000 more were summarily executed (all in ''less than a year'', remember - that works out to something like 115 executions a day, or four deaths every ''hour'', non-stop). The original Terror came as a result of a wartime necessity. France was about to be invaded by a coalition, resulting from a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had opposed, and was enthralled in civil war and to combat this, the public ''asked'' for emergency measures. The Committee appointed by the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month. Terror was described as the "state of siege" France was under and the response described by Robespierre is to "fight fire with fire". While people think of the Terror as being filled with daily around-the-clock executions, the original Terror's executions was done in batches, and followed major victories on the warfront since the Committee was largely a war committee and did not attend to "backlog" of executions until immediate threats were handled. Most of the executions, outside of Paris, was relegated to areas affected by Civil War, insurrections and the borders, while the vast majority of France was completely unaffected by it.
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