Looking back at the history of the French Revolution, Maxilmilien Robespierre was definitely one of the most controversial figures. From one aspect, he was very virtuous and devoted to fighting for his people. However, judging from another point of view, Robespierre was a ruthless tyrant who took away the lives of thousands and thousands of people. So is Robespierre really a true dedicator to the Revolution or is he a cruel oppressor of
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Directory proved to be a weak government, so it was overthrown and Napoleon came to power. Once again, France was ruled under monarchy so the original purpose of the Reign of Terror, to wipe out all traces of counter-revolution, was defeated. In fact, it just swung France back into a dictatorship. If the Reign of Terror were ended earlier, then perhaps Napoleon wouldn't have the chance to rise to power and rule as a tyrant.