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Reign of Terror

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Which of these BEST describes the Reign of Terror?

A

The later period of Louis XVI’s reign in which high bread prices led to starvation which was largely ignored by the monarchy.

B

A period of dictatorial rule in France that led to the deaths of thousands perceived to be blocking the French Revolution’s progress.

C

A time in which rumors led to panic among peasants who retaliated by attacking the nobility’s countryside estates.

D

A rumor-driven attack on a Paris prison fortress to search for weapons to defend the city against Louis XVI’s forces.

E

A time in which French forces conquered most of continental Europe, building a French Empire.