history meme - (1/4) politicians
Maximilien de Robespierre (1758–1794) was a lawyer and politician and one of the most important and influential figures of the French Revolution and the so-called Reign of Terror. Robespierre rose to power and fame when he advocated against death penalty and the abolition of slavery; as well as supporting equality of rights, universal suffrage and the establishment of a republic.
After the fall of the French monarchy, Robespierre was elected into the Committee of Public Safety even though he hadn’t sought the position, and although they were thought to be equal, Robespierre became their unofficial leader. He argued that terror was necessary and inevitable for a Republic to properly work. However, as his power increased, his popularity waned. Robespierre saw the Terror as a time to reveal the enemies within France. He, who previously had condemned the Cult of Reason, now advocated a new state religion; the pace of the guillotine grew faster (under the Committee of Public Safety, about 1,300 people were guillotined in Paris); and public finance and government generally drifted to ruin. Where his supporters earlier had called him The Incorruptible – his adversaries now called him Dictateur sanguinaire (bloodthirsty dictator). On 27 July 1794, a coup was performed against the Committee which prompted a reactionary against the bloody policies of the Reign of Terror. Robespierre was arrested and executed, using the guillotine, the next day (+more).
Imperial ice cream.
this is brilliant
Once upon a time in a faraway land, there was a tiny kingdom; peaceful, prosperous, and rich in romance and tradition. Here in a stately chateau, there lived a widowed gentleman and his little daughter, Cinderella. Although he was a kind and devoted father and gave his beloved child every luxury and comfort, still he felt she needed a mother’s care. And so he married again, choosing for his second wife a woman of good family with two daughters just Cinderella’s age, by name, Anastasia and Drizella. It was upon the untimely death of this good man, however, that the stepmother’s true nature was revealed: cold, cruel, and bitterly jealous of Cinderella’s charm and beauty. She was grimly determined to forward the interests of her own two awkward daughters. Thus, as time went by, the chateau fell into disrepair, for the family fortunes were squandered upon the vain and selfish stepsisters while Cinderella was abused, humiliated, and, finally, forced to become a servant in her own house. And yet, through it all, Cinderella remained ever gentle and kind, for with each dawn, she found new hope that someday her dreams of happiness would come true.
me: hey i’m kinda good at this writing thing
*reads other people’s writing*
me: i am a literary potato
I was analyzing music for class tomorrow when THIS happened…
THIS IS THE BEST POST IN THE WORLD.
Toothless is so cute here.
HIS NOSTRILS ARE PINK ON THE INSIDES
YOU CAN SEE THE EDGES OF HIS SCALES
HE’S STILL COVERED IN DIRT AND SOOT FROM THE FIGHT
DREAMWORKS WHY ARE YOU SO AWESOME
how could you not want a toothless on your dash
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Golden Retriever / Siberian Husky mix
That is seriously the cutest puppy I’ve ever seen.
Favourite Screen Costumes || Bess’s yellow gown (Elizabeth: The Golden Age 2007)
Costumes by: Alexandra Byrne
im not ashamed to admit that id let 26 year old Joe Biden hit it