Sunday, March 06, 2005

France, History Of, The Directory

The new regime, referred to as the Directory, began auspiciously in October 1795 with a successful constitutional plebiscite and a general amnesty for political prisoners. But as one of its final acts the Convention added the �Two-thirds Decree� to the package, requiring for the sake of continuity that two-thirds of its deputies must sit by right in the new legislature

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