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What were the results of the Reign of Terror?

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In the aftermath of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte to seized power and became Emperor of France. In 1799, Napoleon led a military coup against the Directory, France's governing body, and in 1804 he became Emperor.

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Radical leader Maximilien de Robespierre, who had led the Reign of Terror, was executed in 1794, effectively ending the French Revolution. However, following his death, France saw a return to the corruption that had helped lead to the revolution. The heir to the abolished monarch Louis Charles, King Louis XVII, died at age 10, leaving threat to a return monarch rule.

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