The Political Spectrum
A system of organizing political ideas.
Someone favoring drastic political, economic, or social reforms. (Even if it takes violence.)
A person who is open to progress or reform in political, economic, or social affairs.
Someone that views change in a balanced manner, favoring some changes, but opposing others. These people avoid extremes and make up the majority of people.
A person that prefers to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.
Someone favoring extreme opposition to political or social change. (Even if it takes violence.)
Members of the radical movement that instituted the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution.
An instrument of execution that consists of a weighted blade between two vertical poles.
A radical Jacobin and leader of France during the bloody Reign of Terror.
Reign of Terror
The historic period during the French Revolution when thousands were executed by radicals led by Maximilien Robespierre.