Successes of the Directory (1795-1799)

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  • Successes of the Directory (1795-1799)
    • Finance
      • National debt written off - 1792
      • New taxation system to centralise tax collection
      • Government issued bonds to buy national property
    • War and Military
      • Successful campaigns in Switzerland and Italy
      • Generals kept the survial of the army
      • The terror had seen conscription increase the army's size
    • The Constituion
      • Designed to prevent people from having too much power
      • The Coup of Fructidor - 1797 - created better democracy
      • Inbetween the left and right wings of royalist and republic
    • Political
      • Prevented political extremism
      • Prevented the concentration of power in one person's hands


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