Occasionally the armies were divided by disputes which. Still managed to hault the prussian and austrian advances on. Napoleon from corsica became national hero. 1804 napoleon declares himself as emperor of the french. He believed he was granted the crown by the people not g-d or. Crusade to get rid of the threats. To be in the army you had to be an aristocrat. All of the enemies of france were deviated and humiliated. The french lost to superior english fleet of ships. Napoleon s collapse was not only due to his defeat by england. He made a continental system cut england off from. Most aristocrats left the country and fought with the enemy. destroyed the government and left in terror. France. people. heredity. everything. off a continent was difficult. 1812 he invaded russia and the climate destroyed the army. The french armies were then defeated by the spanish. 1813 defeated in other place around europe and spain.