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[–] TheSeer 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I've always been fascinated by the Thermidorean Reaction. Everyone is getting their head chopped off by Robespierre, but no one made him dictator, so a group of people decide "Why don't we behead HIM!"

And of course it is only at this point that the history books decide "Geez, they really went overboard with this 'beheading everyone' thing"

Kinda like, "OOPS, that wasn't supposed to happen, that people were made numb to violence and bloodlust"