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Vocabulary

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Robespierre
radical leader of the Comittee of Public Safety
Napoleonic Code
body of French Civil Laws introduced in 1804; served as a model for many nation's civil codes
Marquis de Lafayette
aristocratic "hero of two worlds" who fought alongside Washington in the American revolution
Contenential System
blockade designed by Napoleon to hurt Britain economically by closing European ports to British goods; ultimately unsuccessful
ancien regime
old order; system of government in pre-revolutionary France
bourgeosie
the middle class
guerilla warfare
fighting carried on through hit-and-run raids
guillotine
device used during the Reign of Terror to behead thousands in France
Olympe de Gouges
journalist who demanded equal rights in her "Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Female Citizen"
plebiscite
ballot in which voters have a direct say on an issue