They could not flee France because they were essentially held as prisoners in the royal palace.
National Assembly mobilized in response to threats of war from Habsburg emperor and because they wanted to expand the revolution. This marked the beginning of a 24 year period where France was at war with several European countries.
Leaders were Jacobins who were members of a network of political clubs. They split into Girodins (representing provinces) and Montagnards (representing Paris).
Barely won-- 361 to 359. Marked progress of "Second Revolution".
Paris Commune was workers, merchants, and artisans from the city, more radical than the Convention, called sans culottes. Left more Montagnards in control.
Executed over 40,000 people
Religious ritual that alienated the Catholic majority in France.
Began restoring domestic economy, Convention ended mob-based violence and the official Terror.
3-stage election process for government officials: Men chose a legislative assembly who chose five Directors
unpopular and unstable, gave the Catholic Church the chance to make a strong comeback
Fades out once the French lose the right of free elections, becomes a benevolent despotism.