- The Thermidorian Reaction, a stage in the revolution of 1789, was a consequence of the fall of maximilien Robespierre and the end of the montagard Convention (July 1794). It was directed against the ultra-revolutionary forces and representatives of the jacobin dictatorship. After the strictures of the governments during the terror (Committee of Public Safety), a period of relief and even indifference in France set in, to be followed by the government of the DIRECTORY.
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