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Napoleon

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Department
History
Course Code
HIS109Y1
Professor
Kenneth Bartlett

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January 10, 2011
Napoleon and stuff
-Response of Europe to the French Revolution war on the European scale war against a set of
ideas, not a country
oConservative leaders of Europe
oWar against France crusade set to contain the root of all of their fears
-Before the revolution everyone in the military had to be an aristocrat all the military left France,
joined the other side
-French army was left without officers still managed to drive off the Prussian and Austrian invaders
-Hero of this phase of the war artillery officer Napoleon
-Napoleon built on his reputation as a military generous
-Crowned himself as the Emperor of the French people
-Crowned himself in exchange of the Burboun dynasty
-Saw his crown to be granted by the grateful people people celebrated Napoleon because the
French people craved stability
-One by one all of the enemies of France were defeated and humiliated
-There was a holdout England was undefeated Napoleon could not imagine war at sea
-The desire to avoid the English conflict eventually caused his defeat
-He knew he could not defeat England though would engage in the new type of war fare 
continental closure point was to close off England from all of its trading could not work in the
early in 19th century
-Continental closure needed Russia was defeated in Russia by winter the defeat in Russia was
the start of all of Napoleon’s defeats
-1813 Napoleon lead army was defeated, before only his generals were defeated
-1814 Gave up his crown was sent in exile
-The escapade of 100 days lead of the battle of the Waterloo 1815 was the last gasp of the dying
man, he was really finished in 1814
-The second time he was sent into another exile, he was sent to St. Helena died there
-Napoleon one of the greatest administrators in the history of France created modern France 
gave France its legal system before there were regional codes and the church law
-The Roman law was the basis for the Napoleonic code very effective system even after
Napoleon was defeated, the code was kept in place
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January 10, 2011 Napoleon and stuff - Response of Europe to the French Revolution war on the European scale war against a set of ideas, not a country o Conservative leaders of Europe o War against France crusade set to contain the root of all of their fears - Before the revolution everyone in the military had to be an aristocrat all the military left France, joined the other side - French army was left without officers still managed to drive off the Prussian and Austrian invaders - Hero of this phase of the war artillery officer Napoleon - Napoleon built on his reputation as a military generous - Crowned himself as the Emperor of the French people - Crowned himself in exchange of the Burboun dynasty - Saw his crown to be granted by the grateful people people celebrated Napoleon because the French people craved stability - One by one all of the enemies of France were defeated and humiliated - There was a holdout England was undefeated Napoleon could not imagine war at sea - The desire to avoid the English conflict eventually caused his def
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