During the French Revolution, why was the violence of the Terror logical, necessary, and justified from the Jacobin point of view? During wartime, was it excessive, or unjust to punish criminals, rebels, traitors, and the counterrevolutionaries? Wasn't a controlled Terror, even with its crude revolutionary tribunals and summary justice, preferable to private vendettas and mob violence?
The reign of terror was a month long siege of violence perpetrated against the people that did not favor the governmental changes of the French Revolution. The violence of the reign of terror was considered logical, necessary, and justified from the J