VIOLENCE IN THE FRENCH REVOLUTION:
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Violence
The destruction of Bastille was just the beginning. Soon, 96% of the people in France were revolting just about everywhere. The king dealt this with his traditional way of violence.
“Our punishments of every kind, quartering, torture, the wheel, the stake, and the gibbet, and the multiplicity of executioners on all sides, have had such a bad effect on our morals! Our masters, instead of policing us, have made us barbarians, because they are barbarians themselves..."
The above was stated by Babeuf. He mentions the variety of torture and punishment used by the king to get diminish people who revolted against him. These methods were practiced on protesters and on criminals. Excessive violence was also means of entertainment where people gathered around when the executer scheduled the list of people becoming executed. Below is a list and descriptions of some common punishments during the time.