Failures of the Directory (1795-99)

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  • Failures of the directory (1795-1799)
    • Constituion
      • Law and order broke down
      • France was divided by the diectory politically and through military
    • Finance
      • Value of the assignat fell
      • Taxation changes were unpopular
      • Further loans could not be gained after the national debt was cleared
    • War and Military
      • Conscription in 1798 was unpopular
      • Government relied on profits of war
      • War weary France didnt want anymore war
      • War cost France millions of Livres
    • Political
      • Polarised divison between the left and right wings
      • Emigres were executed and tried
      • 1797 - Royalist became stronger

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