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2nd Jul '16 2:39:59 PM Dravencour
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Galactic Empire's reign over the galaxy. In the EU it shows that they hunted down and stamped out anyone who would dissent against them, this included hunting entire alien races to extinction.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Galactic Empire's reign over the galaxy. In the EU it shows that they hunted down and stamped out anyone who would dissent against them, this included hunting the genocide of entire alien races to extinction.races.
2nd Jul '16 2:39:14 PM Dravencour
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Galactic Empire's reign over the galaxy. In the EU it shows that they hunted down and stamped out anyone who would dissent against them, this included killing entire races to extinction.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': The Galactic Empire's reign over the galaxy. In the EU it shows that they hunted down and stamped out anyone who would dissent against them, this included killing hunting entire alien races to extinction.
26th Jun '16 8:57:43 PM PaulA
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* Creator/FyodorDostoevsky saw this as the inevitable outcome of radical movements, as he illustrates in ''Literature/{{Demons}}''.
25th May '16 8:25:27 PM Chytus
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* In the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' episode "The Mirror", a South American revolutionary, modeled on 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.
** Which teaches us all the FantasticAesop "Don't look into cursed mirrors."
*** Or as the writers probably intended, "paranoia is self-destructive" and "it's LonelyAtTheTop".
*** It's left up to the audience to decide whether the mirror was really cursed or if it was all part of the dictator's paranoia.

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* In the ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone Twilight Zone]]'' episode "The Mirror", a South American revolutionary, modeled on 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.
** Which teaches us all the FantasticAesop "Don't look into cursed mirrors."
*** Or as the writers probably intended, "paranoia is self-destructive" and "it's LonelyAtTheTop".
***
himself. It's left up to the audience to decide whether the mirror was really cursed or if it was all part of the dictator's paranoia.
8th Mar '16 3:11:26 AM narm00
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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 ten or fifteen years[[note]] depending on whether you consider Napoleon Bonaparte's 1799 coup d'état or his 1804 proclamation as emperor the true end[[/note]], but is remembered as its most infamous part, 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 one death ''every fifteen minutes'', non-stop). Like most of its successors, the original Terror was justified as a necessity, in this case because France was about to be invaded by a coalition as the result of a a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had at first opposed and then embraced, and was embroiled in civil war. To combat this, [[EmergencyAuthority emergency measures]] were called for and the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, elected the Committee of Public Welfare. The Committee submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month, but at the height of the Terror and during phases when the war did not go well, oppositional members of the Convention had to reckon with the possibility that they themselves would be expelled and compelled to make close acquaintance with "the republican razor". 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 relatively unaffected by it. But that aside, it was very successful in creating a general climate of fear, as pretty much anyone who did not follow the narrow path of Robespierre's circle had to worry about being hauled in front of a [[KangarooCourt revolutionary tribunal]], and that included people who had helped the republic through their actions[[note]]The reason for this paranoia was partly because of a number of betrayals, percieved and actual, on the part of ex-heroes such as Louis XVI, Mirabeau, Lafayette and Dumouriez, which paved the way for a climate of distrust[[/note]]. The original Terror ended with the coup of 9 Thermidor II (27 July 1794) and was followed by the "White Terror" (''Terreur blanche'') of 1795, a campaign of violence and murder in the South-East of France directed against "Terrorists" and other perceived radicals. It was perpetrated mainly by Royalists, [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience whose party colour was white]], and was tied to social conflicts in the region. The "White Terror" of 1795[[note]]There were two more "White Terrors" in 1799 and 1815.[[/note]] resulted in at least 2000 deaths before the Thermidorian government finally took steps and put a stop to 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 ten or fifteen years[[note]] depending on whether you consider Napoleon Bonaparte's 1799 coup d'état or his 1804 proclamation as emperor the true end[[/note]], but is remembered as its most infamous part, 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 one death ''every fifteen minutes'', non-stop). Like most of its successors, the original Terror was justified as a necessity, in this case because France was about to be invaded by a coalition as the result of a a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had at first opposed and then embraced, and was embroiled in civil war. To combat this, [[EmergencyAuthority emergency measures]] were called for and the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, elected the Committee of Public Welfare. The Committee submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month, but at the height of the Terror and during phases when the war did not go well, oppositional members of the Convention had to reckon with the possibility that they themselves would be expelled and compelled to make close acquaintance with "the republican razor". Terror was described as the "state of siege" France was under and the response described by Robespierre is was 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 were 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 were relegated to areas affected by civil war, insurrections and the borders, while the vast majority of France was relatively unaffected by it. But that aside, it was very successful in creating a general climate of fear, as pretty much anyone who did not follow the narrow path of Robespierre's circle had to worry about being hauled in front of a [[KangarooCourt revolutionary tribunal]], and that included people who had helped the republic through their actions[[note]]The reason for this paranoia was partly because of a number of betrayals, percieved perceived and actual, on the part of ex-heroes such as Louis XVI, Mirabeau, Lafayette and Dumouriez, which paved the way for a climate of distrust[[/note]].distrust.[[/note]]. The original Terror ended with the coup of 9 Thermidor II (27 July 1794) and was followed by the "White Terror" (''Terreur blanche'') of 1795, a campaign of violence and murder in the South-East of France directed against "Terrorists" and other perceived radicals. It was perpetrated mainly by Royalists, [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience whose party colour was white]], and was tied to social conflicts in the region. The "White Terror" of 1795[[note]]There were two more "White Terrors" in 1799 and 1815.[[/note]] resulted in at least 2000 deaths before the Thermidorian government finally took steps and put a stop to it.
25th Feb '16 4:54:30 AM JulianLapostat
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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 ten or fifteen years[[note]] depending on whether you consider Napoleon Bonaparte's 1799 coup d'état or his 1804 proclamation as emperor the true end[[/note]], but is remembered as its most infamous part, 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 one death ''every fifteen minutes'', non-stop). Like most of its successors, the original Terror was justified as a necessity, in this case because France was about to be invaded by a coalition as the result of a a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had at first opposed and then embraced, and was embroiled in civil war. To combat this, [[EmergencyAuthority emergency measures]] were called for and the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, elected the Committee of Public Welfare. The Committee submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month, but at the height of the Terror and during phases when the war did not go well, oppositional members of the Convention had to reckon with the possibility that they themselves would be expelled and compelled to make close acquaintance with "the republican razor". 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 relatively unaffected by it. But that aside, it was very successful in creating a general climate of fear, as pretty much anyone who did not follow the narrow path of Robespierre's circle had to worry about being hauled in front of a [[KangarooCourt revolutionary tribunal]], and that included people who had helped the republic through their actions[[note]]The reason for this paranoia was partly because of a number of betrayals, percieved and actual, on the part of ex-heroes such as Louis XVI, Mirabeau, Lafayette and Dumouriez, which paved the way for a climate of distrust and paranoia[[/note]]. The original Terror ended with the coup of 9 Thermidor II (27 July 1794) and was followed by the "White Terror" (''Terreur blanche'') of 1795, a campaign of violence and murder in the South-East of France directed against "Terrorists" and other perceived radicals. It was perpetrated mainly by Royalists, [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience whose party colour was white]], and was tied to social conflicts in the region. The "White Terror" of 1795[[note]]There were two more "White Terrors" in 1799 and 1815.[[/note]] resulted in at least 2000 deaths before the Thermidorian government finally took steps and put a stop to 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 ten or fifteen years[[note]] depending on whether you consider Napoleon Bonaparte's 1799 coup d'état or his 1804 proclamation as emperor the true end[[/note]], but is remembered as its most infamous part, 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 one death ''every fifteen minutes'', non-stop). Like most of its successors, the original Terror was justified as a necessity, in this case because France was about to be invaded by a coalition as the result of a a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had at first opposed and then embraced, and was embroiled in civil war. To combat this, [[EmergencyAuthority emergency measures]] were called for and the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, elected the Committee of Public Welfare. The Committee submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month, but at the height of the Terror and during phases when the war did not go well, oppositional members of the Convention had to reckon with the possibility that they themselves would be expelled and compelled to make close acquaintance with "the republican razor". 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 relatively unaffected by it. But that aside, it was very successful in creating a general climate of fear, as pretty much anyone who did not follow the narrow path of Robespierre's circle had to worry about being hauled in front of a [[KangarooCourt revolutionary tribunal]], and that included people who had helped the republic through their actions[[note]]The reason for this paranoia was partly because of a number of betrayals, percieved and actual, on the part of ex-heroes such as Louis XVI, Mirabeau, Lafayette and Dumouriez, which paved the way for a climate of distrust and paranoia[[/note]].distrust[[/note]]. The original Terror ended with the coup of 9 Thermidor II (27 July 1794) and was followed by the "White Terror" (''Terreur blanche'') of 1795, a campaign of violence and murder in the South-East of France directed against "Terrorists" and other perceived radicals. It was perpetrated mainly by Royalists, [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience whose party colour was white]], and was tied to social conflicts in the region. The "White Terror" of 1795[[note]]There were two more "White Terrors" in 1799 and 1815.[[/note]] resulted in at least 2000 deaths before the Thermidorian government finally took steps and put a stop to it.
25th Feb '16 4:54:09 AM JulianLapostat
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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 ten or fifteen years[[note]] depending on whether you consider Napoleon Bonaparte's 1799 coup d'état or his 1804 proclamation as emperor the true end[[/note]], but is remembered as its most infamous part, 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 one death ''every fifteen minutes'', non-stop). Like most of its successors, the original Terror was justified as a necessity, in this case because France was about to be invaded by a coalition as the result of a a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had at first opposed and then embraced, and was embroiled in civil war. To combat this, emergency measures were called for and the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, elected the Committee of Public Welfare. The Committee submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month, but at the height of the Terror and during phases when the war did not go well, oppositional members of the Convention had to reckon with the possibility that they themselves would be expelled and compelled to make close acquaintance with "the republican razor". 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 relatively unaffected by it. But that aside, it was very successful in creating a general climate of fear, as pretty much anyone who did not follow the narrow path of Robespierre's circle had to worry about being hauled in front of a [[KangarooCourt revolutionary tribunal]], and that included people who had helped the republic through their actions. The original Terror ended with the coup of 9 Thermidor II (27 July 1794) and was followed by the "White Terror" (''Terreur blanche'') of 1795, a campaign of violence and murder in the South-East of France directed against "Terrorists" and other perceived radicals. It was perpetrated mainly by Royalists, [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience whose party colour was white]], and was tied to social conflicts in the region. The "White Terror" of 1795[[note]]There were two more "White Terrors" in 1799 and 1815.[[/note]] resulted in at least 2000 deaths before the Thermidorian government finally took steps and put a stop to 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 ten or fifteen years[[note]] depending on whether you consider Napoleon Bonaparte's 1799 coup d'état or his 1804 proclamation as emperor the true end[[/note]], but is remembered as its most infamous part, 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 one death ''every fifteen minutes'', non-stop). Like most of its successors, the original Terror was justified as a necessity, in this case because France was about to be invaded by a coalition as the result of a a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had at first opposed and then embraced, and was embroiled in civil war. To combat this, [[EmergencyAuthority emergency measures measures]] were called for and the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, elected the Committee of Public Welfare. The Committee submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month, but at the height of the Terror and during phases when the war did not go well, oppositional members of the Convention had to reckon with the possibility that they themselves would be expelled and compelled to make close acquaintance with "the republican razor". 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 relatively unaffected by it. But that aside, it was very successful in creating a general climate of fear, as pretty much anyone who did not follow the narrow path of Robespierre's circle had to worry about being hauled in front of a [[KangarooCourt revolutionary tribunal]], and that included people who had helped the republic through their actions.actions[[note]]The reason for this paranoia was partly because of a number of betrayals, percieved and actual, on the part of ex-heroes such as Louis XVI, Mirabeau, Lafayette and Dumouriez, which paved the way for a climate of distrust and paranoia[[/note]]. The original Terror ended with the coup of 9 Thermidor II (27 July 1794) and was followed by the "White Terror" (''Terreur blanche'') of 1795, a campaign of violence and murder in the South-East of France directed against "Terrorists" and other perceived radicals. It was perpetrated mainly by Royalists, [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience whose party colour was white]], and was tied to social conflicts in the region. The "White Terror" of 1795[[note]]There were two more "White Terrors" in 1799 and 1815.[[/note]] resulted in at least 2000 deaths before the Thermidorian government finally took steps and put a stop to it.
25th Feb '16 4:22:51 AM Menshevik
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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 ten or fifteen years[[note]] depending on whether you consider Napoleon Bonaparte's 1799 coup d'état or his 1804 proclamation as emperor the true end[[/note]], but is remembered as its most infamous part, 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 one death ''every fifteen minutes'', non-stop). Like most of its successors, the original Terror was justified as a necessity, in this case because France was about to be invaded by a coalition as the result of a a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had at first opposed and then embraced, and was embroiled in civil war. To combat this, emergency measures were called for and the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, elected the Committee of Public Welfare. The Committee submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month, but at the height of the Terror and during phases when the war did not go well, oppositional members of the Convention had to reckon with the possibility that they themselves would be expelled and compelled to make close acquaintance with "the republican razor". 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 relatively unaffected by it. But that aside, it was very successful in creating a general climate of fear.

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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 ten or fifteen years[[note]] depending on whether you consider Napoleon Bonaparte's 1799 coup d'état or his 1804 proclamation as emperor the true end[[/note]], but is remembered as its most infamous part, 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 one death ''every fifteen minutes'', non-stop). Like most of its successors, the original Terror was justified as a necessity, in this case because France was about to be invaded by a coalition as the result of a a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had at first opposed and then embraced, and was embroiled in civil war. To combat this, emergency measures were called for and the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, elected the Committee of Public Welfare. The Committee submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month, but at the height of the Terror and during phases when the war did not go well, oppositional members of the Convention had to reckon with the possibility that they themselves would be expelled and compelled to make close acquaintance with "the republican razor". 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 relatively unaffected by it. But that aside, it was very successful in creating a general climate of fear.
fear, as pretty much anyone who did not follow the narrow path of Robespierre's circle had to worry about being hauled in front of a [[KangarooCourt revolutionary tribunal]], and that included people who had helped the republic through their actions. The original Terror ended with the coup of 9 Thermidor II (27 July 1794) and was followed by the "White Terror" (''Terreur blanche'') of 1795, a campaign of violence and murder in the South-East of France directed against "Terrorists" and other perceived radicals. It was perpetrated mainly by Royalists, [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience whose party colour was white]], and was tied to social conflicts in the region. The "White Terror" of 1795[[note]]There were two more "White Terrors" in 1799 and 1815.[[/note]] resulted in at least 2000 deaths before the Thermidorian government finally took steps and put a stop to it.
25th Feb '16 3:43:36 AM Menshevik
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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 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, 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, ten or fifteen years[[note]] depending on whether you consider Napoleon Bonaparte's 1799 coup d'état or his 1804 proclamation as emperor the true end[[/note]], but is remembered as the its most infamous part of the revolution, part, 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 one death ''every fifteen minutes'', non-stop). The Like most of its successors, the original Terror came was justified as a result of a wartime necessity. necessity, in this case because France was about to be invaded by a coalition, resulting from coalition as the result of a a war started by the "moderate" Girondins which the Jacobins had opposed, at first opposed and then embraced, and was enthralled embroiled in civil war and to war. To combat this, the public ''asked'' for emergency measures. The Committee appointed by measures were called for and the National Convention, elected by universal male franchise, elected the Committee of Public Welfare. The Committee submitted its actions to regular review and its services had to be renewed every month.month, but at the height of the Terror and during phases when the war did not go well, oppositional members of the Convention had to reckon with the possibility that they themselves would be expelled and compelled to make close acquaintance with "the republican razor". 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 relatively unaffected by it.
it. But that aside, it was very successful in creating a general climate of fear.
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.
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