The coup is a response to military reverses in Italy and Syria
and expels moderates from the Directory, replacing them with
Jacobins. One of the new directors, Emmanuel Sieyès, starts
planning for a military dictatorship.
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Editors. "Coup d’etat of 30 Prairal in Paris". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 December 2007
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=4313, accessed 22 August 2017.]
- French Revolution and French Revolutionary Wars: 1789-1802