Committee of Public Safety

Formation of Committee of Public Safety with dictatorial powers.

Committee of Public Safety established by the Convention led on 6th of April, 1793, mainly by extremist Maximilien Robespierre was a member of Jacobin Club. The Committee was formed to protect the new republic against its foreign and internal enemies.

As a wartime measure, the Committee was given broad supervisory and administrative powers over the armed forces, judiciary and legislature, and the executive bodies and ministers of the Convention.

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