Revolutions don’t come about easily. By their very nature, revolutions are perilous and unstable. They can be easily offset by outside interventions or internal conflicts. Most revolutions are spearheaded on humanitarian grounds and ideals and yet many of them turn extremely violent at one point or another. The French Revolution, as we will find out in this module, is a glaring example of such hope turning into terror. Why do revolutionary leaders adopt violent means? Is there any way that it can be avoided? What lessons did the French revolution teach us? Jump into this module to learn more.