Then he might centralise great national questions, leaving a great deal of local government in local questions.
Thanks to the brassardiers, the tide of prisoners swelled so that it became necessary to centralise the carnage.
Government should have a central point throughout its whole periphery. The state of the monthly expences amounted to four hundred millions; but within these seven months, it is reduced to one hundred and eighty millions. Such is the effect of the centralization of government; and the more we centralize it, the more we shall find our expenses decrease. [Saint-Just, "Discourse on the State of the Finances"]