13. How did Napoleon Bonaparte rise to power to rule France? What is the name of this action?
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smusse99 2 years ago
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Coup d'état


In 1799, Napoleon gained political power for the first time in a coup d'état. The existing governing body, a five-member Directory, was replaced with a three-person Consulate as a result of the coup. The first consul, Napoleon, wielded effective control; the other two consuls were only figureheads.

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