While this series of losses was eventually broken, the reality of what might have happened if they persisted hung over France. The tide would not turn from them until September when the French won a critical victory at Valmy preventing the Austro-Prussian invasion. It was not until after the execution of Louis XVI and the annexation of the Rhineland that the other monarchies began to feel threatened enough to form the First Coalition. The Coalition, consisting of Russia, Austria, Prussia, Spain, Holland, and Sardinia, began attacking France from all directions besieging and capturing ports and retaking ground lost to France.
Well phrased by Albert Soboul , "terror, at first an improvised response to defeat, once organized became an instrument of victory.
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The National Convention was bitterly split between the Montagnards and the Girondins. The Girondins were more conservative leaders of the National Convention, while the Montagnards supported radical violence and pressures of the lower classes. Moreover, the sans-culottes, the urban workers of France, agitated leaders to inflict punishments on those who opposed the interests of the poor. For example, the sans-culottes sent letters and petitions to the Committee of Public Safety urging them to protect their interests and rights with measures such as taxation of foodstuffs that favored workers over the rich.
They advocated for arrests of those deemed to oppose reforms against those with privilege, and the more militant members would advocate pillage in order to achieve the desired equality. The Reign of Terror was characterized by a dramatic rejection of long-held religious authority, its hierarchical structure, and the corrupt and intolerant influence of the aristocracy and clergy. Religious elements that long stood as symbols of stability for the French people, were replaced by reason and scientific thought. Many long-held rights and powers were stripped from the church and given to the state.
In , church lands were expropriated and priests killed or forced to leave France. The tension sparked by these conflicting objectives laid a foundation for the "justified" use of terror to achieve revolutionary ideals and rid France of the religiosity that revolutionaries believed was standing in the way.
Among those charged by the tribunal, about half were acquitted though the number dropped to about a quarter after the enactment of the Law of 22 Prairial. On 6 April the Committee of Public Safety was created, which gradually became the de facto war-time government. On 2 June, the Parisian sans-culottes surrounded the National Convention, calling for administrative and political purges, a low fixed price for bread, and a limitation of the electoral franchise to sans-culottes alone.
With the backing of the national guard , they persuaded the convention to arrest 29 Girondist leaders. On 24 June, the convention adopted the first republican constitution of France, the French Constitution of It was ratified by public referendum , but never put into force. On 13 July the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat — a Jacobin leader and journalist — resulted in a further increase in Jacobin political influence. Georges Danton , the leader of the August uprising against the king , was removed from the committee.
On 9 September, the convention established paramilitary forces, the "revolutionary armies", to force farmers to surrender grain demanded by the government. On 17 September, the Law of Suspects was passed, which authorized the imprisonment of vaguely defined "suspects". This created a mass overflow in the prison systems.
On 29 September, the convention extended price fixing from grain and bread to other essential goods, and also fixed wages. On 10 October, the Convention decreed that "the provisional government shall be revolutionary until peace.
The trial of the Girondins started on the same day and they were executed on 31 October. Anti-clerical sentiments increased during and a campaign of dechristianization occurred. On 14 Frimaire 5 December was passed the Law of Frimaire , which gave the central government more control over the actions of the representatives on mission. The Committee of Public Safety took actions against both. The Dantonists were arrested on 30 March, tried on 3 to 5 April and executed on 5 April.
On 20 Prairial 8 June was celebrated across the country the Festival of the Supreme Being, which was part of the Cult of the Supreme Being , a deist national religion. On 22 Prairial 10 June , the National Convention passed a law proposed by Georges Couthon , known as the Law of 22 Prairial , which simplified the judicial process and greatly accelerated the work of the Revolutionary Tribunal. With the enactment of the law, the number of executions greatly increased, and the period from this time to the Thermidorian Reaction became known as "The Grand Terror".
On 8 Messidor 26 June , the French army won the Battle of Fleurus , which marked a turning point in France's military campaign and undermined the necessity of wartime measures and the legitimacy of the Revolutionary Government. The fall of Robespierre was brought about by a combination of those who wanted more power for the Committee of Public Safety and a more radical policy than he was willing to allow and the moderates who completely opposed the revolutionary government.
They had, between them, made the Law of 22 Prairial one of the charges against him, so that, after his fall, to advocate terror would be seen as adopting the policy of a convicted enemy of the republic, putting the advocate's own head at risk. Between his arrest and his execution, Robespierre may have tried to commit suicide by shooting himself, although the bullet wound he sustained, whatever its origin, only shattered his jaw. Alternatively, he may have been shot by the gendarme Merda.
The great confusion that arose during the storming of the municipal Hall of Paris, where Robespierre and his friends had found refuge, makes it impossible to be sure of the wound's origin. In any case, Robespierre was guillotined the next day. The reign of the standing Committee of Public Safety was ended. New members were appointed the day after Robespierre's execution, and limits on terms of office were fixed a quarter of the committee retired every three months. The Committee's powers were gradually eroded.
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And in northern Italy, far-right protesters have repeatedly torched prayer rooms in refugee camps. Such Islamophobia can begin a vicious cycle.
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Far-right movements are growing stronger in several European countries. To that end, he has centralized power, restricted media freedom, and undermined the independence of the judiciary. In December , Austria came close to electing Norbert Hofer of the far-right Freedom Party to the presidency, and anti-immigrant far-right parties have emerged from the political fringes in France and the United Kingdom. In the latter, anti-immigrant sentiment played a major role in the decision to leave the European Union. In the United States, Islamophobia and fear of terrorism—despite few attacks or fatalities on U.
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The secret was kept from the rest of the family, aunts and uncles and cousins. Neighbors never spoke of what had happened but bought guard dogs. In the year after the attack, she changed schools twice. Kris was adrift and disillusioned. She dabbled in sex and drugs. She felt numb, dislocated from the rest of the world, and found herself staring out the window, thinking only of her rape. She stopped attending church. Her religion had failed to keep her safe, she said.
She had failed to keep herself safe. She was certain he was coming back for her. They stumbled upon their father, a former Marine, asleep with a gun on the living room couch. The terrified girls crept back to the bedroom, Kris awake all night. Her father changed their telephone number. He changed their address.
But he never talked about the rape. The sheriff blocked funding to the struggling center and refused to work with the counselors, even when ordered to by the state. Battles like these were not uncommon with the creation of rape crisis centers, often seen as interlopers in police matters. It would be years before a Sacramento physician, who wrote one of the first books on forensic rape exams and the psychological trauma of rape victims, could persuade the two to work together.
Chances then were slim that police would catch any rapist. State crime reports at the time showed that less than 1 out of 16 rapes ended in a conviction. All that was needed to bypass the limited forensic tools available at the time were a mask and gloves and the skill and luck to not get caught in the act. Larry Crompton. The detective discovered two more EAR rapes in Concord only by chance, when they were mentioned in passing in a conversation with an officer from another town.
There were 9, reported rapes in California in but only convictions. Nearly half of those found guilty spent a year or less in the county jail, and one out of 10 were released directly to probation. Burglary could draw a stiffer sentence. Street marches in Sacramento spurred by the East Area Rapist spilled to the Capitol lawn and found fertile ground in the tough-on-crime political movement.
George Deukmejian launched his campaign for attorney general on legislation to toughen the penalty for rape. In , then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill, making forcible rape a three-year prison offense. But even then the tougher penalty did nothing about the statute of limitations on rape, which was as short as three years. The legal window to prosecute the East Area Rapist for his first attacks closed, even while he was still sowing terror.
She did not talk about her rape for 42 years, until after her father had died and another EAR victim had gone public, just weeks before DeAngelo was arrested. Then she gathered her husband and sister at the dining table and for the first time read them the police report. She turns again and sees herself in a mute young woman, standing, a black cross smudged upon her neck.
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