Consider it meteoric.The French people were very unhappy in that time.They needed a new leader, someone new, someone they could trust to do something about the situation they were in. The streets of Paris were dirty and people were tired of the revolution. They  government with the royalists ,the government rewarded him. Bonaparte was needed someone to guide them.When he helped the promoted to Commander of the Interior and given command of the Army of Italy artillery and the soldiers ate the horses) people started to gain interest in him.They gave him more important things to do and when the moment was right he overthrew the French Directory and replaced it by the French Consolate.Napoleonbecame First Consul.A fixed referendum invested him with the title " FirstConsul for Life'Six months later he proclaimed him Emperor of the French.
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