26 The Brissotins and the Montagnards

Civil war erupts within the Jacobin Club as Brissot and Robespierre denounce each other’s solutions to the nation’s woes. Diplomatic and ministerial crises finally trigger conflict between France and Austria in April 1792.

“To whom will you entrust the direction of this war? To the agents of the Government? You will give supreme power to those who want your ruin. War, therefore, is what we should most fear.” – Maximilien Robespierre

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2. De Stael’s Observations of the King’s Speech
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