French Revolution timeline 2

French Revolution timeline 2

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  • 1795
  • this country is hungry and poor. what if we gave it........... more money
  • 1796
  • wrong money. we need different money.
  • Hi! My name is NAPOLEON
  • fighting austria in italy is a really good idea
  • 1798
  • France undergoes a year-long famine, forcing the weakened Committee of Public Safety to allow for more religious freedom and sign peace treaties with enemy countries. The Directory, a committee of five men who held executive power, was formed and put in place. More paper money (assignats) is released. and the economy inflates dramatically.
  • 1799
  • Napoleon is assigned leader of the French army in Italy. He begins a conflict against Austrian Italians. Meanwhile, France removes its common paper currency and replaces it, leading to even more inflation and eventually destroying the economy.
  • Napoleon's army loses the Battle of the Nile in Egypt, and the French fleet is decimated. Britain, Austria and Russia form the Second Coalition against France. 
  • whoopsie
  • France is pushed out of Italy and declares war on Austria again. The Directory resigns and Napoleon, seizing the opportunity, abandons his army in Egypt and returns to France. He leads a coup d'etat and comes to power as First Consul of France. He instates a powerful military rule that remains for fifteen years.
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