Committee of Public Safety

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  • Committee of Public Safety
    • Set up by the Convention on 6th April 1793
    • Task: Supervise and speed up the activities of ministers
    • NOT a dictatorship, depended on support from the Convention- approved its powers monthly
    • Seven of the nine members were from the Plain
      • No Girondins
      • Other two from the Montagnards, including Danton himself
    • 4th May: Maximum price fixed for grain
      • Compulsory for wealthy to loan money to the government
        • Trying to win support for the Republic, by satisfying the needs of the sans culottes
      • Trying to win support for the Republic, by satisfying the needs of the sans culottes

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