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French parliamentary committee which acted as police agency during the French Revolution that, along with the Committee of Public Safety, oversaw the Reign of Terror. Wikipedia

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  • Committee of Public Safety

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  • Timeline of the French Revolution

    Timeline of the French Revolution. January 1789 Wikipedia

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