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War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic StatePolitics and Army Administration in France, 1791–1799$
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Colin Burrow

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205425

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.001.0001

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The Crisis of 1799

The Crisis of 1799

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(p.235) 9 The Crisis of 1799
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War, Revolution, and the Bureaucratic State
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Howard G. Brown

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205425.003.0010

This chapter examines the fall of the French Republic during the crisis of 1799. This crisis resulted from the contrast between the high political aspirations of republicanism and the sordid reality of the manipulation of elections. In addition, the French Directory also failed to achieve its stated aims of victorious peace abroad and the rule of law at home. The Republic failed to accomplish enough to allow it to continue its existence.

Keywords:   French Republic, crisis of 1799, republicanism, elections, French Directory, France

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