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The former king walked with calm dignity up the steps of the scaffold to be beheaded by a machine called the guillotine.
Great Britain, Holland, and Spain joined Prussia and Austria against France.
Convention ordered a draft of 300,000 French citizens between the ages of 18 and 40.
Robespierre became leader of the Committee of Public Safety.
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Noblemen made grand speeches, declaring their love of liberty and equality
The royal family tried to escape from France to the Austrian Netherlands.
Writer Olympe de Gouges was declared an enemy of the Revolution and executed
National Assembly completed the new constitution, which Louis reluctantly approved.
The Legislative Assembly responded by declaring war in April 1792.
Moderate leaders in the National Convention drafted a new plan of government
The Reign of Terror, the radical phase of the French Revolution, ended on July 28, when Robespierre went to the guillotine.
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