Coup d’etat of 30 Prairal in Paris

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Historical Context Note

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
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  1. French Revolution and French Revolutionary Wars: 1789-1802