With the French Revolution engulfed in crises, the deputies of the Convention (eventually) took action. New measures were introduced to crush the counter-revolution, measures which would become the hallmarks of the coming Reign of Terror. This episode explores the introduction of Representatives on Mission and the contentious re-establishment of the Revolutionary Tribunal. It examines the actions taken against foreigners, priests, and former nobles, as well as the formalisation of Surveillance Committees. Finally, we introduce the famous Committee of Public Safety, completing our introduction of the institutions of terror.

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1. Danton Asks For Terror… and Good Government – Hear the mighty Danton argue for a dramatic reorganisation of the executive branch.

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