Napoleon

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Published on 16 Feb 2011
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UTSG
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History
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HIS109Y1
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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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. 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. Continental closure  needed russia  was defeated in russia by winter  the defeat in russia was the start of all of napoleon"s defeats.