Napoleon: Overthrowing The Directory
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coup of 18 brumaire
french history
world history

After being met with hostility by the Council of Five Hundred, Napoleon Bonaparte rallies troops and orders them to invade the Orangerie and disperse the Council. This effectively marked the end of the French Directory and Napoleon's rise to power as First Consul of France.

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