Directory and the Rise of Napoleon

After the dramatic fall of Robespierre, the National Convention created a new constitution for France that was implemented in 1795. Leading the new government was the Directory consisting of an executive council of five members. Almost from the start, the Directory became mired in corruption, political conflict, financial problems and depended on the army to remain in power. In 1799, a successful military commander named Napoleon Bonaparte returned from a military expedition in Egypt and ousted the Directory. Napoleon established what he called the Consulate and himself as the First Consul.

my opinion

i think it is the most important because it played a role that without it the war wouldnt have caused. the rise of Napoleon created conflict that started the fuss, soon the first consul (napoleon) was a leader of the war and was an important character.