reign of terror

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any period of brutal suppression thought to resemble the Reign of Terror in France

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The French Revolution of 1789 was inflamed by the Committee of Public Safety and its practice of national purification by guillotine; the Iranian Revolution of 1979 was manipulated by zealots who, from the first months, began purging those they judged insufficiently devoted to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Miriah Crankin: member of the Committee of Public Safety.
It was not even Robespierre with his allies on the Committee of Public Safety, Couthon and Saint-Just, but rather a majority of the combined Committees of Public Safety and General Security who agreed to send Danton to the guillotine.
Elected to the Orange County Committee of Public Safety in 1774, he soon parlayed that office into a seat in the new Virginia state assembly after independence.
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