Revolutionary violence

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Revolutionary Violence or Revolutionary Terror is the term used to describe the application of force against Counter revolutionaries particularly during the French Revolution of 1793/1794.[1] The term has also been used to describe the Red Terror in Soviet Russia,[2] and the reign of the Khmer Rouge.[3]


  1. Bates, page 139
  2. Beirne, page 122
  3. Szajkowski page 52


  • David William Bates. Enlightenment aberrations: error and revolution in France. Cornell University Press. 31 January 2002. ISBN 978-0801439452
  • Piers Beirne. Revolution in Law: Contributions to the Legal Development of Soviet Legal Theory, 1917-38. M.E. Sharpe. 31 March 1990. ISBN 978-0873325608
  • Bogdan Szajkowski. Revolutionary and dissident movements of the world John Harper 4th Revised edition 12 February 2004. ISBN 978-0954381127